Born in El Paso, TX. 1988. BFA in Painting & Drawing, University of Texas at El Paso. Exhibited nationally in New York and in Texas. Previous teaching artist experience at Creative kids -OLO Gallery, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
Meet Gustavo Martinez, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University with a minor in Mexican American Studies.He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2011, and was awarded the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award.
Gustavo is passionate about connecting with communities through ceramics and indigenous traditions. He honors his cultural heritage through traditional indigenous ceremonies with The Hueco Tanks All Nations Sundance Community in here in El Paso. Martinez has traveled to several countries to work and learn with ceramic communities, and his involvement with these communities has heavily influenced Gustavo’s artwork and world outlook.
Want to learn more about Gustavo visit his website to see his artwork Gustavo Martinez
Meet Angel Peña, a recent UTEP graduate and proud son of immigrants. He works in different media such as sculpture, video, photography, but mostly focused on painting.
His work focuses on depicting allegorical imagery related to environmental issues and concerns. He has an enormous respect for nature and his work uses multiple perspectives of the human influence on our environment.
Criselda Lopez is an El Paso, Texas based artist with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Education. She has been exhibiting and working in her jewelry for more than fifteen years. Her jewelry has been exhibited in Jeweler’s Werk Galerie in Washington, Velvet DaVinci Gallery in San Francisco and Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City.
Claudia Ramirez Jaquez is a Mexican-American artist, born in El Paso Texas and raised in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua. She graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Creative Writing. Claudia has been featured in several exhibitions, including the Glass Gallery and La Rodadora and she has participated in a collective mural at CX16. Claudia also has been published at the Rio Grande Review magazine for the spring 2019 issue and has led painting workshops at Flor de Barro Gallery.
Ceramicist, previously Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at El Paso, and taught ceramics workshops at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and Centennial Museum, UTEP.
Ceramics, Tour + Studio
MFA, Royal College of Art and BFA, University of Texas at El Paso. Recipient of Art Matters Foundation Grant, New York, and MCAD’s Artist Incubator Program Grant. Exhibited nationally and internationally in France, Germany, Portugal and United Kingdom. Instructor for EPMA’s Neighborhood Kids program.
Jewelry, Sculpture, Tour + Studio
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Studied traditional beading at the American Indian Community House in NYC. Window Display Artist for Purl Soho, Anthropologie and American Girl place in NYC. Taught group and private classes in NYC and El Paso in knitting, weaving and bead weaving. Created Pins & Needles when returned to El Paso a year ago and is now selling her creations at the EPMA shop. Created Aghaaˈ Hat Co.
BFA, University of Texas at El Paso. Exhibited locally and nationally in Albuquerque and Chicago.
Printmaking, Mixed Media, Bookbinding, Tour + Studio
BA, University of Texas at El Paso. Art instructor at St. Joseph’s School and Instructor for EPMA’s Neighborhood Kids program.
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Tour + Studio
BA, University of Texas at El Paso. Designed Gifted and Talented programs, after school courses, summer camps, hands-on field trips, and competitions focused on STEAM integration. Presenter at local at state educational conferences on varying topics such as hands-on creative classroom activities, team-building exercises, library makerspaces, and has trained teachers on the use of 3D printers and robotics. Currently serves as Lead Steam Instructor at Fab Lab El Paso.
BFA, University of Texas at El Paso. Printmaker and Painter. Previous Teaching Artist Workshop Instructor at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Centennial Museum, El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market. Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media, Tour + Studio.
BA, University of Texas at El Paso. Local and international photographer, having his first solo exhibition in Warsaw, Poland, 2015.
Photography, Tour + Studio
MFA, Rutgers University and a BFA, Southern Methodist University. Exhibited in New Jersey, New York, California, Arizona, and Texas. Recipient of MCAD’s Artist Incubator Program.
BA, University of Texas at El Paso. Recipient of MCAD’s Community Arts Project Grant. Founder of It’s Your World Project. National winner Barnes and Noble’s Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton Contest.
Mixed Media, Sculpture, Mosaics