Deliasofia Zacarias was born in El Paso, Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Trinity University Mach Research Fellowship and the Trinity University Excellence in Art Award. Her work has also been published in the Trinity Review Literary Magazine. She is currently works at Ruiz-Healy Art and is co-founder of Unfiltered San Antonio.
Deliasofia Zacarias has exhibited at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, Texas; Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas; San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Flax Studio, San Antonio, Texas, and Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas. Zacarias’ artwork can be found in the permanent collection of Elizabeth Huth Coates Library in San Antonio, Texas.
Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, I have always been exposed to two different cultures. It is through my personal experiences as a Latina in America that I draw inspiration to explore the societal constraints and the identities one adopts. I draw from the bold and bright colored iconography found in Mexican talavera designs and juxtapose it with prevalent issues in our society. By fusing two cultures in my artwork, I aim to break down boundaries of class, gender, and color and to promote diversity and inclusion through conversation. I hope to aid the advancement of societal consciousness and to evoke thought about what it really means to be intersectional in a minority today.