Jesus Barraza is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing an MFA in social practice and an MA in visual critical studies; he holds a BA in Raza studies from San Francisco State University. He is a cofounder of Dignidad Rebelde, a graphic arts collaboration that produces screenprints, political posters, and multimedia projects, and a member of Justseeds’ Artists Cooperative, a decentralized group of political artists based in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. He is also a cofounder of the Taller Tupac Amaru, and from 2003 to 2010 he was a partner at Tumis design studio. Barraza works closely with community organizations to create prints that visualize struggles for immigration rights, housing, education, and international solidarity. Printmaking has allowed him to produce relevant images that can be put back into the hands of his community and spread throughout the world. He has exhibited at venues throughout the United States and internationally in Rome, Tokyo, and Latin America.
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