Micaela Aguirre was born in Houston, Texas and raised in the nearby countryside.  She shared a love of drawing with her father, a civil engineer. A teacher recognized her talent when she was just 3 years old and told her parents to put her in art classes. She took art classes ever since and competed in several art competitions.  Her interest in the arts led her to pursue her fine art studies at Laguna College of Art + Design in Laguna Beach, California.  At LCAD, she discovered a love for plein air, landscape and figurative painting.  Micaela is greatly influenced by nature.  She brings her landscapes to life with her expressive brushstrokes, texture and strong use of color. 

 

Micaela currently resides in Laguna Beach.

EDUCATION

 

2017                            BFA, Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA

 

2015                            LCAD Summer Study Abroad Program, Italy

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017                            LCAD Graduation Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

 

2017                            LCAD BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

 

2017                            Art That’s Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

 

2016                            The Splendor of Italy: LCAD’s Summer 2015 Study Abroad Exhibition, Laguna                                                   Beach, CA

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012                            Merit Scholarship, LCAD

 

2010                            Special Merit Award, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Contest

 

2009                            Gold Medal, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Contest