Jackie Montiel

Artist Statement:

Jacqueline Montiel is a visual artist born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently enrolled at the University of New Mexico, completing her Bachelor in Fine Art in Art Studio, with a Minor in Museum Studies and Exhibitions. She plans to continue her studies in graduate school for studio art and hopes to pursue a lifestyle that will combine her love for art and museum studies.

Her preferred mediums are acrylic paint on canvas and graphite or color pencils on paper. Her appreciation for creatures and architecture defines her style. Her works follow the ideas of realism or semi-realism. Her inspiration comes from a Polish painter named Zdzisław Beksiński. She chooses to work with these materials and mediums since she can create vital details and work faster.


Jackie was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico where she is currently finishing her Bachelor Degree in Art Studio with a drawing and painting concentration with a minor in Museum Studies and Exhibition at the University of New Mexico. She has exhibited in Albuquerque and donated works raising over $1,000 for the Spirit of Children Foundation in collaboration with Spirit Halloween Albuquerque. On her free time, she loves to spend her days with her family and boyfriend watching football and listening to music.