Contact email : moepen88@gmail.com

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston 

Experience

2019

Houston Arts Alliance grant recipient - Support for Artist and Creative Individuals January - December 2019

2018

Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator for FotoFest 2016 Biennial, FotoFest 2018 Biennial, FotoFest International
FotoFest outreach education program : Literacy Through Photography Teaching Artist May 2016 - January 2019

2016
Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator for FotoFest 2016 Biennial, FotoFest International December 2015 - May 2016

2015

Darkroom Lab Monitor, Photography and Digital Media Department, University of Houston, August 2012 to May 2015
 

Curatorial Projects

2019

El Chow: mango verde, Sabine Street Studios, Houston TX - Latinx queer people Opening April 3rd

2018

El Chow: fruto en vaina, El Rincón Social, Houston, TX - 20 Houston-based artists that share an affinity for Latinx cultural traditions and examine their hybrid mentalities as women and queer people. 

2016

Ratio,  El Rincón Social, Houston, TX

Publications

2018

Paratext Zine on Cultura, text by Reyes Ramirez Houston TX, November 2018

Glasstire Top 5: September 13, 2018

Deep Red Press On Houston, Cultura and the work of Maureen Penders by Reyes Ramirez 

Glasstire on Notes From Alabama Song: Reyes Ramirez on Maureen Penders

La Horchata Zine Winter Issue

2017

Daughters of Violence- the zine Issue II: Food, POC Online classroom
Seities Portraiture Issue

SOLO Exhibitions

2018

Cultura, Alabama Song, Houston TX

2016

La Cuadrícula, The Tank Space - Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX

GROUP Exhibitions

2018

Presa House Gallery, San Antonio TX

Ephemeral Instant, Mid Main Gallery, Houston TX

Tiny Topography, Flight Gallery, San Antonio TX

Ratio Redux Hardy & Nance Studios, Houston Tx

MECA Mujeres Malas on Sor Juana Inés

2017

Mujeres Malas performance
Un Lugar Nuevo
The Tipping Point Gallery, Houston, TX
Lecture/Art: Elysia Crampton x Paraspace Books, Private Eye Gallery, Houston, TX

2016

Fotos y Artefactos, Flight Gallery, San Antonio TX

2015

Conditions, Blue Orange Gallery Houston, TX
Dionysia, Artist Talk for University of Houston Honors College Houston, TX

2014

HIUSA Rich Morty Hostal, Houston, TX
EXPOSED; UHPSA ExhibitionAlabama Song Houston, TX
One of Us; Barbee Manshun Houston, TX
Ratio El Rincón Social Houston, TX
ZINE UHPSA 

2013 

Ratio El Rincón Social Houston, TX

2012 

MD Anderson Library Juried Exhibition by Christine Jelson West Houston, TX

Collectors

Michael Alaniz
Sarah Ansel - Collector
Bennie Ansel - Artists
Tania Albin - Collector
Molly Blanchard - Collector
Annick Dekiouk, Exhibitions Assistant at FotoFest International
Amy Evans - Artists
Brenda Franco - Artist
Michael Golden - Artist
Gen Granados & Mayra Mares, Auction Manager FotoFest Biennial 2018
Yeiry Guevara - Artist and Writer
Carol Kazmer Liffman, Houston Center for Photography Board Member
Amelia Nusbaum
Mark Schindler - Collector
Alonzo Gallery