Graciela Socorro

Graciela Socorro is an American-Venezuelan Artist based in Houston, Texas. She is a Visual Artist who explores mixed-media and photography.

Graciela received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering following her love for Astronomy and Aerospace Engineering. However, she began exploring photography during her spare time during college with her boyfriend, now husband Carlos Ocando.For Graciela, these moments are magical. An eternal meditation where only matters the connection and encounter between Graciela and the subject. This inspiration aroused her interest in conducting various studies in nature, following patterns, colors, shapes and textures.

In 2010, Graciela made her first photography portfolio "Entre sol y Palmeras" (Spanish for "Between Sun & Palms), followed by "Into me I See". Both projects were made of palms trees where she played with their lines and colors, shadows and light creating geometric patterns using more than one image. She received regional and International recognition for both series.  

In 2012, she decided to express her joy for color and geometry through a project called Bindu - Sanskrit for dot or point - which is the main shape of the work. The circle represents unity, wholeness, infinity and all colors combined is a celebration of joy and life together. The work is made out of layers of acrylic paint on different medium: hand-made air- dry clay sculptures, panel and reclaim objects. When the piece is ready, Graciela applies a layer of non-toxic, UV protection resin to obtain a glossy look and protect the paint and clay objects.