Category Archive: Artist Life

“The Space,” Regeneración

“The Space,” Regeneración

An historical overview of Regeneración art space (1992ish -2000) was presented for the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time at The San Diego Museum (May 2, 2015).  …

 

Introspection

Introspection

After having attempted every avenue available in the United States to find success, the racism that prevails appeared at the end of each path for …

 

Another Kind of Woman

Another Kind of Woman

I had been approached to participate in the white feminists movement of the late 1960s and 1970s–including the new women art movements in California, but …

 

2014!

2014!

  2014 has already started off with a bang.  I have been extremely busy (as usual) with the woes of 2013 in a far distance.  Money …

 

Institut des Amériques’

Institut des Amériques’

These past weeks, I have been too busy to blog. Someone noted last night, that I am like everyone in LA “keeping extremely busy to …

 

Textile Stories in Print

Textile Stories in Print

Tradition by Rocky Ormsby-Olivares I curated a print series, Communication Threads & Entwined Recollections, that will be unveiled on Sunday, June 30th at the studios of …

 

Sub/Culture

Sub/Culture

Still from “LA Woman” 2011 “Sub/Culture are video works exploring the heterogeneity of Los Angeles and the complex mix of personal, social, historical, and geographic variables …

 

Bad Girls Leave Home

Bad Girls Leave Home

  Heartfelt & Homespun, 2004, Mixed Media There is an association called Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Sociales (Women who are Active in Academia and Social …

 

Inspiration

Inspiration

Still from “La Moda”   What inspires my art, are those around me.  If you look at enough of my work, you will start to realize that …

 

LA Noir

LA Noir

In 2002 I was part of a Maestras (Female Print Master) Atelier called “Upraise of the Urban Goddess”, curated by Diane Gamboa. These series of …

 

Rebelde!

Rebelde!

Mixed Media   My first act of rebellion, according to my parents was my insistence that my clothes and shoes match.  I was 4 years old and …

 

Pray

Pray

 

 

When Art Makes You Go Mad

When Art Makes You Go Mad

A few days ago I was reading a blog on how to approach Los Angeles, from a writer that no longer lives here. The writer …

 

Silenced

Silenced

I created this watercolor painting in 1998. I painted it after my bout with a fibroid tumor that made me menstruate 3 out of 4 …

 

1938, I Feel You.

1938, I Feel You.

“You go to my head, And you linger like a haunting refrain And I find you spinning round in my brain Like the bubbles in a glass of …

 

Take-out Poetry

Take-out Poetry

When the laundromat becomes a stage There is a series of spontaneous poetry readings happening on the northeast side of LA.  Last night I went to …

 

On Hero Worship

On Hero Worship

Self Portrait of John Valadez Last night was artist Raul Baltazar’s 40th birthday house party. His circle of friends range from 20 to 60, each in …

 

Art Process

Art Process

September 25, 2012 Here’s how my print process begins.  Step 1 – take a picture of what I want to draw. Bolsa de Mercado Step 2,  I translate the …

 

The Zen of Curating

The Zen of Curating

  Curating an art exhibit is exciting and some days, stressful.  Merging many artists into one anything is a feat.  You’ve heard of the difficult tortured artist? …

 

“striking appearance”

“striking appearance”

Yesterday when I saw him, he tells me that he has planned out my whole weekend and starts telling me all the things that he …

 

Peel Here Snapshot

Peel Here Snapshot

Peel Here 5, a photo from The Dirt Floor Magazine of my sticker.   The Dirt Floor is a leading contemporary and underground arts and culture magazine …

 

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

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