Analise Minjarez is a fibers artist from the border lands of El Paso, TX. At Oil & Cotton, she finds inspiration in art education of all ages and specializes in net making and macramé workshops. Analise also curates Raza Cosmica, a window gallery devoted to collaborations between craft and fine art. Located both in the classroom and on W. 7th Street, artwork on display aids in the education of Oil and Cotton students and Oak Cliff visitors.
In her artwork, she invokes a sense of calmness and self-awareness and hopes to connect with her audience through southwest minimalism. By utilizing abstract imagery of the desert, Mexican culture and Medieval Catholicism she creates objects that honor her subconscious. Attracted to organic materials, Minjarez has experimented with natural dyes, engaged by the unpredictability of dye color. Sculptural materials include cloth, hog gut and wood interacting together to highlight the textural and contextual contrast of natural materials. She recently received her B.F.A. in Fibers from the University of North Texas.