Aida Gamez is a practicing artist and educator who lives in Berkeley. Her work has appeared in galleries throughout Northern California as well as in Southeastern United States, Mexico and Europe. Gamez received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from UC Berkeley. Her work constantly pursues discovery along two disparate planes. One plane is technical and involves a fascination and appreciation of line and its ability to evoke varied emotions through manipulation. The other plane is introspection, involving her identification as a Mexican American. Her research revolves around two basic academic questions: Can artwork be made that conveys emotion without a conceptual foundation? Can meaning be created through line shape and color?