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Lightweight 100% cotton bandana.
In 2017, Álvaro D. Márquez completed a year-long residency at Self Help Graphics and Art, the culmination of which was a solo show in the summer of that year. The work was a fictionalized amalgamation of stories he heard growing up about his father and family's stories of migration. The series of images was an attempt to tell a story about undocumented migration using only images and grew from his doctoral research in visual studies at the University of Southern California.
Artist: Álvaro D. Márquez
Álvaro D. Márquez is an LA-based visual artist and part-time professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Raised in East Salinas, California, a community of migrant farm and working class laborers, his work explores questions of social, racial, and gender inequality by bridging "low brow" and "high art." Especially inspired by comic books and visual forms of storytelling, his work engages questions about the self, history, and one’s place in it. He holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.A. with emphasis in visual studies from the University of Southern California. In the Fall of 2017, Alvaro began an M.F.A. in Art, with emphasis in Printmaking, at California State University, Long Beach.
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