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Studio 24 Presents: Alyssa Aviles
Suavecita Press


Alyssa Aviles is a Xicana artist and arts educator in San Francisco, California. She was born and raised in the city’s Mission District, a place whose spiritual geography has influenced much of her work and career. Alyssa received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work explores the intersecting identities of the Xicana woman through personal narratives of her navigation through Nepantla. She illustrates the complexities, dualities, rituals and spirituality she has inherited from generations of ancestors navigating through the same parameters. Primarily a printmaker, Alyssa has chosen this method of creation because of its inherent ties to her heritage and community. The layered, repetitive and reductive properties of printmaking enable Alyssa to visually evoke her narratives, while the political power of printmaking enables her to both reach and involve her community in her practice.

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