Victoria Suescum was born to Panamanian parents and is a longtime resident of San Antonio. Her work has been exhibited inter- nationally since 1983 in biennales and other venues in Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Italy, Korea, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, and the United States (Laredo, New York City, Miami, Boston, Berkeley, Fort Worth, San Antonio). Honors include a residency at the MacDowell Colony. Suescum has served as visiting artist, guest speaker, and secretary to the board of the grassroots Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio, Texas. She is an as- sociate professor at Austin Community College. Suescum earned an MFA from the University of Texas, San Antonio, and her BA from Wellesley College. She also attended the New York Studio School and the Wesleyan University Program in Paris.