Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Gilda Garza discovered art at a very early age. Both her mother and grandmother were artists. Her earliest memories involve spending time with family while having a paintbrush in her hand.
Constantly striving to find new ways to advance her technique, Gilda takes inspiration from moments in her life; bringing beauty combined and thought to life on her canvases. Living in one of the most dangerous places in Mexico, Sinaloa, Gilda was surrounded by violence and even kidnappings in her family. Her paintings showcase all of the raw emotions from these impactful events.
Her art, described as an original expressionist style with a mix of pop art, has attracted the attention of renowned art collectors. She has held successful exhibitions with sold out showings at Art Basel in Miami with her iconic piece “Queen of Roses” fetching $60,000 alone. She was the first painter to have an exhibition on the Las Vegas strip, and has since shown various collections in Caesars Palace as well as the Hakkasan nightclub hosting world-class parties with DJs such as Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and DJ Zedd.
Gilda’s following has seen rapid growth. In 2017 her artwork was featured on the 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. That dream has come full circle as Gilda was honored to have her art designed on to a one-of-a-kind Cavalli piece. Art and fashion go hand in hand. As such, Gilda collaborated with Nicole Miller and Scottsdale Fashion Week to brilliantly integrate her art and fashion, making it the first time SFW brought art into their shows. Garza’s latest exhibition took place at the iconic Hills Penthouse in West Hollywood. Titled Kings & Queens, the event was in support of together1heart, an anti-human trafficking organization.
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 AnnaLynne’s charity together1heart 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 Julio César Chávez Jr. The painting was donated to the House of Migrants in Tijuana. In March 2018 Gilda presented the world-famous DJ Zedd with his portrait before his performance for the 3rd anniversary of Omnia nightclub. Gilda also recently painted a huge sculpture of a shoe for the Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team.
Art never stops and neither does Gilda. She continues to work on new pieces and exciting collaborations including with one of the largest wineries in Napa Valley California, as well as exhibitions in Europe.