Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Gilda Garza had art in her life from a very early age. Both her mother and grandmother were painters, so Gilda's earliest memories have a paintbrush in her hand and found expression through her paintings.
Gilda’s following is growing rapidly and 2017 was a fantastic year for her having her artwork featured on the front cover of Playboy Magazine. As a young woman Gilda used to go in to the Roberto Cavalli store and dream of the day she would be able to wear her favorite designer’s clothes. It was more than a dream come true, and she was honored to have some of her art designed onto a one of a kind Cavalli piece in 2017. With art and fashion going hand in hand, Gilda also painted her work on one of Nicole Miller’s designs, a piece that opened the catwalk show at Scottsdale fashion week.
Although Las Vegas is more known for its casinos, party lifestyle, and top live shows as opposed to its appreciation of art, Gilda is famously the first artist to have an art exhibition on the Las Vegas strip, and she has since shown various collections in the Caesars Palace Hotel.
Garza’s latest LA exhibition launch took place on July 12th at the iconic Hills Penthouse in West Hollywood. Titled Kings & Queens, the event was in support of together1heart, an anti-human trafficking organization. Celebrities in attendance included Alexis Knapp, Sammi Rotibi, Annalynne McCord, Kelley Jakle, Janice Dickinson, and David Faustino, among countless others.
Constantly striving to find new ways that can test her technique and abilities to produce her masterpieces, she acquires her inspiration from occurrences in her life; bringing beauty combined with thought to life on her canvases. Living in one of the most dangerous places in Mexico, Sinaloa, Gilda was surrounded by war and kidnappings in her family. Her paintings show all of the raw emotions from these impactful events in her life. She believes the best works of art happen when pain and suffering turn into inspiration and creativity. Through her work Garza displays her absolute passion for each piece as if the paint itself is an expression of the heart and soul with each brush stroke.
Garza has already sold out exhibitions in Miami during Art Basel for the last 2 years with her most expensive piece “Queen of Roses” reaching $60,000. Gilda has gained a big celebrity following and has painted some notable names at their request. Most recently Snoop Dogg whom she presented with his portrait on a private yacht party held in her honor. A painting of Annalynne McCord was donated to Anna Lynnes charity together1heart and raised $10,000 at Gilda’s Hollywood art exhibition. In 2017 she painted the famous Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez, handing him the painting in person before his fight with Chavez Jr. In March 2018 Gilda presented the world famous DJ Zedd with his portrait before his performance for the 3rd birthday of Nightclub Omnia. Gilda has recently painted a huge sculpture of a shoe for the Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team.