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Oakland, California
I am an artist and agitator. I fight for social justice with art.
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When I was 21, I had an abortion. I had started dating a graffiti writer who was eight years older than me. I had the opportunity to apply for this prestigious art fellowship in L.A., and I jumped at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at
Oakland‬ artists, organizers, cultural workers, and lovers of equity justice. I am hosting a party for Dan Siegel for Oakland, whose running for Mayor of Oakland. I support Dan because he promises to increase the minimum wage in Oakland to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at
It's that time of year again, Burning Man !! I'm excited for the coming week of freedom and fun that is waiting for me. If you're going to be at Burning Man this year, come find me my camp!! You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at
20% OFF ART SALE on my online store! Thank you to everyone who voted me Best Artist in the East Bay Express. To show my gratitude and my love for all my art fans, everything in the store is 20%... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at
It's been a few days and I've been recovering from a busy weekend. I wish to thank everyone who attended my Open Studio event this weekend. We had over 200 visitors and many works sold. I'm happy to report that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at
I had a great time seeing new and old faces at my talk with Creative Mornings Oakland at Impact Hub Oakland. Hella Oakland !! Rather than tell you how it went down, you can see the entire event on video... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at
This Thursday (5/22/14) at Impact Hub Oakland, I'm doing at talk with Creative Mornings Oakland about my work and practices. I'm really excited about this event, but there's a limited number of seats available, so if you wanna attended, please... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at
Atlanta, get ready because Undocunation is coming to you on May 30th and 31st. Grammy winning & nominated musicians, visual artists, performers, and local community members will host the 5th Undocunation, a traveling arts and music festival that both uplifts... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at
This Saturday, Julio Salgado and I are gong to be hosting a workshop and lecture at the beautiful Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) out in Woodland California. Last time we were there, both Julio and I developed a professional... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at
I had the awesome pleasure to sit down and talk with my friend Sonali Kolhatkar. Check it out Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at
Had the opportunity to be on a discussion with Tracy Van Slyke as part of the Stop the Presses!, a semi-monthly live webcast, which is part of the Center for Story-Based Strategy. Check out the archived video of our discussion. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at
Two printmaking professors from the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Art—in collaboration with Bay Area artists and youth groups—will be using a two-ton steamroller to press seven-foot-long woodcarvings covered with cloth for “Carving Through Borders,” a printmaking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at
This coming Tuesday, February 25, I'll be giving a presentation about my art practice in creating powerful and unapologetic art pieces. I''ll be sharing snippets of Migration is Beautiful, the recent documentary highlighting some of my creative projects.Following this presentation,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at
Keynote Presentation: Favianna Rodriguez from PhillyCAM on Vimeo. In octboer of this year, I had the privilege and honor of giving the key note speech at the Art for Social Change Symposium. You can see my full presentation here if... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at
I want to thank all of you who have supported me this year from the bottom of my heart. I get messages on FB, twitter and Tumblr from folks who have been inspired by my art and presentations and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at
Once a year, I open up my studio and show off a raw and unedited collection of my recent works. This year, I am trying something new. I will create an interactive and multidisciplinary experience, facilitated by members of my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at
Making my way to Chicago next week to do some presentations and workshops. I'm doing a week long series of events and workshops presented by the Chicago Public Library in partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The workshops and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at
I've been in London the last few days and have been having a blast exploring and connecting with artist here, but I'm also doing a workshop with youth this Saturday !! It's being hosted by Refugee Youth, which is an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at
Please join us for an evening of performance, art and tributes to long time San Francisco Mission artists and residents Yolanda Lopez and Rene Yanez. both have both been issued Ellis Act Evictions and are facing serious health issues. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at
I had the pleasure of being on the first LIVE broadcast of NPR's Latino USA this past weekend. I had a great time sharing with everyone what drives me to do art, my passion for the fight for immigrants rights... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at
This Saturday I'll be at UC Santa Cruz for the 11th annual Practical Activism Conference. The line up of guest speakers and workshops going on at the conference touch on everything from enviromentalism, gun violence, feminism and soo much more.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at
This Sunday come get your passport stamped by me and 14 other amazing artist at "Passport 2013." This unique event allows the public a hands-on art collecting experience by bringing local artists to neighborhood venues where the buyers can “create”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at
The Life Is Living festival brings together the Oakland and Bay Area community to celebrate Urban Life through Hip-Hop, Intergenerational Health, and Environmental Action. This is the fifth year of the festival and it keeps growing!! This year, I'll be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at
If you missed the Mun2 special, Hecho en America" when it premiered, or you don't have cable, the full episode is now online. I had a great time filming for it and the list of folks that were in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at
"The Jailer: Part 2" is a remix of Erin McKeown's critically-acclaimed song, "The Jailer", a collaboration between Star Jaguar's Shawn King (Devotchka) and Stephen Brackett (Flobots), featuring Erin McKeown. The trio united to create the "The Jailer: Part 2" remix... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at