Magnolia Altamirano is a California-born artist, who spent her childhood in Mexico/Utah and uprooted her life to Alaska in 2020 on military orders. Where she enrolled in the Arts program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is now pursuing her Bachelor in Art, with an emphasis in painting. Altamirano spent more than a decade in the medical field and after that time she felt burned out and returned to art.
Altamirano uses painting as a therapeutic channel to express her internal turmoils. Bringing awareness to the heavy emotions that are often unspoken; such as depression, and anxiety, but also love, and strength among other strong emotions. Magnolia portrays her subjects in an unconventional manner through the use of mythological stories and pushes her interpretations into an unexpected perspective.
As an artist, I strive to tell a story within my painting. My current artwork features women showcasing heavy emotions within a fantasy scene. I aim to tell stories of positive and negative unspoken truths such as depression, anxiety, betrayal, love, reunion, and peace. Within my pieces, you will find representations of Mythological stories told from my perspective. I like to push myself and think outside the box. I create work that tells the stories we are too afraid to voice out loud and bring them to life.