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 spirituality and 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 the inherent qualities of the feminine are celebrated as an innate part of her universe.
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 presently resides in Michigan with her husband, her three children and their two dogs.
Vivian strongly supports human and animal rights and is a devoted, caring and active mother, wife and friend.