Vivian Gutiérrez was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, in 1973. In 1980, her family moved to San José, Costa Rica, during the Nicaraguan Revolution.
At a very young age, she found herself fascinated with poetry and different art expressions. Her inclination toward the subject of women’s inner strength has always been her main theme. Her preference for this subject has been extremely influenced by her mother’s fight against cancer for 39 years.
She primarily uses palette knife technique in combination with dripping and layering. Working with mixed media and other materials, she creates a dreamlike world where women's strength and their inherent qualities are celebrated as an innate part of her essence.
Her work has been exhibited in major cities around America and Europe. Gutiérrez has been featured by prominent galleries, universities, and museums as a talented Latin American woman artist. She graduated from Texas A&M University.
She moved to the United States at the age of 26, and she has also lived in Mexico and Brazil. She currently resides in Michigan with her husband, their three children and two dogs.
Vivian strongly supports human and animal rights and is a devoted, caring and active mother, wife and friend.