We had the good fortune of connecting with Liliana Bloch and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liliana, why did you pursue a creative career?
Because I love art, education, and freedom. Art is the highest form of being human, a field where all parties involved are constantly learning, and I firmly believe that education makes us better people and prepares us with more tools to face our daily challenges. The US has some of the best art programs in the world and is a privilege to be able to work with a roster of artists and professionals that continually challenge and teach me new things.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets us apart? We are a gallery that features art that appeals to those who collect and buy art that challenges our notions of aesthetics, history, and what it means to be human. If people are looking for a piece to match their wall colors we are not the venue for them. What am I most proud of? Our artistic programming achievements, our clientele, and now, our new beautiful space. Was it easy? Yes and no. Nothing good comes without a lot of thought, effort, and failure, at least that has been my experience. However, when you do what you love much of the work feels like playing, and dreaming. Seeing those projects become a reality is wonderful. How did I overcome the challenges? Trying to learn from my many mistakes. Lessons learned along the way? Always surround yourself with people that inspire you and share the same ethical and professional values. What do I want the world to know about Liliana Bloch Gallery? I’d like people to know that collecting great art is accessible and affordable to almost everyone, but you need an honest, reputable, and extremely well-informed art advisor. If you are a contemporary art museum lover, curious, and would like to invest in culture and personal development, I’d love to meet you and guide you in the ever fantastic journey of collecting art.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Dining: Boulangerie and Spiral Diner for breakfast. Sassetta, Tei An, Flower Child, Toulouse, The Joule, and Eatzi’s for the rest. Art: Sweetpass Sculpture Pass, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Amon Carter, Fort Worth Modern, Crow Collection, Northpark. Visit and hang out: Dallas and Fort Worth Zoos. White Rock Lake, Audobon Center, Dallas Arboretum. The Calatrava Bridge. Things to check out: Texas sunsets, always.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, my roster, my parents for giving me the best education I could aspire to have, all my great teachers throughout my life, interns, assistants (the good ones), and most important, collectors that believed in me and shared my vision. My dear loved ones, for being with me on this journey. There are so many people and companies that have supported me that the list would be too long. I never take for granted all the help and guidance I have received, I am forever grateful to all.
Todora Photography (installation views) Liliana Bloch (personal photo)