Painting Chicano: A Solo Show by Eric Almanza
Opening Night reception June 13th, 2015 7pm-10pm
and running through July 4th, 2015
@ Avenue 50 Studio.
About Eric Almanza:
Eric Almanza’s body of work examines social and political issues such as Chicano identity, the criminalization of immigrants, urban life both present and future, and visualizes how they are weaved into the fabric of mainstream twenty-first century American society. Often it is said that Chicanos feel caught between cultures. Not fully American, yet at the same time unable to identify as Mexican.
Eric holds a BA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, a Secondary Teaching Credential from California State Dominguez Hills and an MFA in Figurative Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. He keeps an artist’s studio in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles and teaches fine art at West Adams Preparatory High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.