I have been interested in printmaking for over 20 years.
Professionally, besides graphic design, I serve as a dispute resolution mediator, legal researcher, fundraiser, grant writer, developed a line of home and fashion accessories, and Take-It-Or-Leave-It Luggage with my partner Ben Gurule which we manufactured in East LA for over 5 years. I was also one of the founding staff of the Hispanic Urban Center, a teacher re-training institution.
Much of my art practice has been nurtured in community art centers such as The Ink People (Eureka CA), Self Help Graphics & Art (East LA), and SPARC (Venice, CA) and I expect to offer the same opportunity to all community members - especially those thinking they could never do printmaking!
It is a joy to see people discover the artists within themselves - and we here at LOS DE ABAJO PRINTMAKING COLLECTIVE are excited to offer those opportunities.
Thanks to SPARC for their support in furthering printmaking discovery.