Craft and Fine Art

“Her inspiration comes from family and cultural traditions of domestic craft, and aims to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in her work.” - from the artist

Curling Hair with Fingers, 2019, Cotton thread, sequins, and glass beads on canvas, 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches, $120

Curling Hair with Fingers, 2019, Cotton thread, sequins, and glass beads on canvas, 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches, $120

Whitney Batres is a visual artist who currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and their cat, Karen. In 2015, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and stuck around for the people and the food.

Listening to Marlon Williams, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 4 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches, $100

Listening to Marlon Williams, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 4 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches, $100

She has exhibited in the East Austin Studio Tour, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Co-Lab Projects, and Print Austin.

Reciting Grocery Lists, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 7 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches, $150

Reciting Grocery Lists, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 7 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches, $150

Her inspiration comes from family and cultural traditions of domestic craft, and aims to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in her work.

To view more work by the artist, please visit whitneybatres.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @whitbat.


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