Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is a distinquished art and literary critic. He has written a landmark article titled "Rasquachismo: A Chicano Sensibility" in which he explains how a particular approach or … [Read more...]
YOLANDA LÓPEZ - CALIFORNIA ARTIST
IN HER OWN WORDS:
I did not become aware of our own history until 1968 when there was a call for a strike at San Francisco State, a strike for ethnic studies. I … [Read more...]
Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Drawing from museums and collectors around the United States, in April 2014, the El … [Read more...]
Latinopia Art Gronk on Critical Art from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
Gronk (Guglio Nicandro) is a renowned painter, print maker and performance artist. He is co-founder of the performance art … [Read more...]
LATINOPIA SHOWCASE SANTURCE ES LEY from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
Since 2010, the neighborhood of Santurce, in San Juan Puerto Rico, has celebrated Santurce Es Ley (Santurce Rules), a three-day arts … [Read more...]
Latinopia Art Chicano Time Trip from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
Wayne Healy and David Botello have collaborated as a two-man mural team for more than forty years. Working as East Los Streetscapers, … [Read more...]
On November 2nd of each year, Latinos throughout Mexico and the United States celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember and honor our beloved ones who have … [Read more...]
In the 1960s, Mexican American artists were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. They began to question their roles as artists and what kind of art they should be making. In barrios … [Read more...]
María Natividad is a fourth generation Tejana whose watercolor renderings of Mexican culture spring from her passion to preserve Mexican traditions in an ever-changing world. Latinopia visited her at … [Read more...]
Latinopia Art Ave 61 Mural from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
In 1996, Anthony "Eagle" Ortega and Andy Ledesma and other muralists painted "Quetzalcoatl Mural Project: A Sequence of Time and Culture" at … [Read more...]
In 1970, the Coronado Bridge in San Diego had recently been completed and the city of San Diego had agreed to allow the residents of the Logan Heights barrio to use the land under the bridge as a … [Read more...]
In 1970, the City of San Diego reneged on its promise to allow the citizens of Logan Heights, a historic Chicano barrio, to utilize land under the recently completed Coronado Bridge to build a … [Read more...]
Latinopia Art Kay Brown from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
Kay Brown is an accomplished artist specializing in print-making. She is a member of the Los de Abajo (The Underdogs) artist collective. For her … [Read more...]
Latinopia Art Liliana Vasquez from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.
Liliana Vásquez is the creator of rosary and crucifix art based on ancient traditions. Using an ancient wax mold process she makes her art … [Read more...]
Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, … [Read more...]
Oscar Castillo is an accomplished photo-journalist who has chronicled the events and personalities of the Chicano movement for more than forty years. In 2010, the Latino Museum of Los Angeles mounted … [Read more...]
One of the most recognized murals in East Los Angeles is the "Black and White Mural" which is also known as the "Moratorium Mural." The work was created by Willie Herron and Gronk, co-founders, along … [Read more...]
Rupert Garcia is a San Francisco Bay Area artist known for the striking imagery of his silkscreens and posters. Latinopia asked Rupert how he came to silkscreening and discovered that silkscreening … [Read more...]
Roberto Chavez is a pioneering Chicano muralist and figurative painter know for his expressionistic work that has been featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and many other … [Read more...]
Estrada Courts is a neighborhood housing project in East Los Angeles. In 1973, Charles "Cat" Félix, a Chicano artist and muralist, decided that the walls of this community merited murals reflective of … [Read more...]