Alex Velazquez Brightbill is a Mexican artist who immigrated to Chicago at the age of ten. She earned a BFA from Northeastern Illinois University and has shown at numerous galleries and curated art shows and cultural events. Her artwork embodies the hybridity of growing up with two cultural experiences.



  • 2009     Northeastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Fine Arts.


  • 2019     Dia de los Muertos en Berwyn Festival and Art Walk, Berwyn, IL
  • 2011     Caracol & Xoconostle, Hillside, IL, cultural center inauguration group show series
  • 2010     National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL, “Forty Years Anniversary,” Casa Aztlan Art benefit auction


  • 2004      Fox River Art and Music Academy, Art Instructor, Tutor, Oswego, IL
  • 2002      Community Art Partners, Art Instructor, Glen Ellyn, IL 


  • 2019      Cats on Canvas, Oak Park, IL
  • 2019      Purrrfect Hues, Oak Park, IL
  • 2015      In the Land of Barbie Dolls and Blonde Beauty Queens, Oak Park, IL
  • 2014      A Fantastic Journey, Robert Jeffrey Salon and Gallery, Lakeview, IL
  • 2011      Annual Viva Aztlan festival, Casa Aztlan Pilsen, silent auction
  • 2010      Centenario en Lucha, Casa Aztlan, Pilsen, IL
  • 2010      Landscape of the Heart, Holiday Inn Select, Naperville, IL
  • 2009      A Collective Interpretation, Northeastern University, Chicago, IL
  • 2009      No Heart No Art, Arbor Vitae Café (NIU) Naperville, IL


  • 2019      Reclaim, Awakenings Gallery, Ravenswood, IL
  • 2019      Andersonville Art Walk, Chicago Therapy Collective, Andersonville, IL
  • 2019      Calaveras y Diablitos, The Outta Space, Berwyn, IL 
  • 2019      Mole de Mayo group show, La Luz Gallery, Pilsen, IL
  • 2015      Zoo Pride Event, Brookfield, IL
  • 2015      Third Annual Home is Were the Art Is, Hope Fair Housing Center, Aurora, IL 
  • 2015      Morpho Art Gallery, 10th annual emerging artist exhibit
  • 2011      Milwaukee Arts festival 2011, "My Own Worst Enemy”
  • 2011      Oxala Art gallery, Pilsen, IL.
  • 2010      National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago IL, “Forty Years Anniversary,” Casa Aztlan
  • 2010      Ethnic Bodies, 18th St. Pilsen, Open Studios Art Walk, Pilsen, IL.
  • 2010      Canvas4kids Group Show fundraiser, Chicago, IL.
  • 2010      Self-Employment in the Arts Conference group show, Lisle, IL
  • 2009      Art on the Edge, Naperville Art league, juried show, Naperville, IL
  • 2009      Air Element Art History Annual Juried show 2009, Northeastern University
  • 2009      Women in the Arts, Northeastern University, Chicago, IL.
  • 2002      La Llorona Art Gallery “A Ticket to Ride” 2002, Day of the Dead installation