Laura Rachelle Aguilar
“I rejoice in the union of a spirit that speaks to me with his heart … And I understand.”
Laura received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and understudy in photography in 1997 from University of Texas at San Antonio. During her undergraduate training she earned Degan-Bela Scholarship for the Arts, a full silver painting scholarship to Kansas City Art Institute, a four year transfer scholarship to San Francisco Art Institute, a National Dean’s List Award at University of Texas at Austin.
Laura’s work can be found in private collections in Texas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, Germany, Italy, Austria, and England. Her writing and illustration can be found in An Architectural Guide to San Antonio (c. 1987). Her poetry is included in a handful of collections and her photography has been featured in Art Forum, Alex Brown Racing, and ChakraBabe Blog. She has provided promotional photos, CD cover art, portfolio development, and personal portraits for other artists and musicians including Tiffany Christopher, The Infidels, Michael Martin, and Leonardo Drew. Pace Foundation retains her archived writing of Organic Existentialism – A Summary on the Work of Leonardo Drew’s Residency in San Antonio, Texas.
Laura demonstrated a talent and interest in drawing at a very early age when her father’s family introduced her to horses. Early drawing skills were fueled by a fascination with the creature’s enigmatic, unspoken language, dynamic physique, visually enchanting beauty, as well as their uniquely free disposition.
Laura has owned as many as 8 retired racehorses at her family home in El Paso. She’s has been self-employed, teaching centered-riding lessons as an endeavor of mutual intent to riders of all ages. Laura’s aptitude for horses’ subtle but profound communications, and sensitivity combined with creative problem-solving skills facilitated enrichment and wellness. One might say that “creativity” and vision unite the fine equine arts.
Laura’s first solo art exhibit in 30 years is featured at Rejuvené MD.
Much of the work hanging has been in existence for more than 25 years.
Given the opportunity to show her work levels her passion of art and hippotherapy with the fruit of her labor and seeds the revival of a long-awaited exhibition.
Laura hopes to reveal recent work in the near future and throughout the years to come. She hopes that this conception resonates with the value of learnedness, hard work and perseverance that can be enjoyed and appreciated.
These works are priced to restore her mission of love as a caregiver and teacher. She offers commissions in production of future paintings, photography and calligraphy. Laura is active and experienced in public relations, modeling and community collaboration for education as well. She is on the verge of marketing unique, custom, hand-painted boots, special occasion attire , equestrian resale attire , and will soon be opening the doors to new public location for sales and browsing of her second-hand and vintage clothing collection. In addition, she continues to offer her services as an equine consultant and equestrian instructor.
For the sake of our journey, remember “he not busy being born is busy dying” – Bob Dylan