Isabel Cuenca was born in Bacolod City, Philippines and is based in Houston, Texas. Using hard linear edges and highly contrasted color, her paintings evoke architectural space. She received a BFA in Painting, with a minor in Art History, from University of Houston in 2012 and a MFA from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2014. She has shown her work in solo and two-person shows at Balay Ni Tana Dicang in Bacolod City, Lawndale Art Center and BOX 13 Artspace in Houston, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, as well as in group exhibitions throughout Houston and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Cuenca has been a resident artist at Sojourn Studio in Houston and Balay Ni Tana Dicang.

October 2015 feature with Isabel Cuenca and Matt Manalo