Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American born in
Los Angeles, California in 1983. Inspired by both of the cultural
contexts in her life, she creates work utilizing a variety of
mediums including drawing, collage, sculpture, and motion.
Her work bears reference to those in low socioeconomic positions,
with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well
as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present
within this segment of society. A current theme explored in her
work is the socio-cultural aspects of drug trafficking, and the
branding and acceptance of the drug lord lifestyle. She is a
graduate of Art Center College of Design and currently
resides in Portland OR.

BORN 1983 Los Angeles CA
Lives and works in Portland OR

BFA with Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA


UPCOMING: Homegrown, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA (solo)

The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles CA
Before the 45th - Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC
Emigdio Vasquez and El Proletariado de Aztlan: The Geography of Chicano Murals in Orange County, Chapman University (Guggenheim Gallery), Orange CA

Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles CA
The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Somewhere over el Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 - 2015, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
The Power of 3, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA

5th Chicana/o Biennial, MACLA, San Jose CA
This is Not a Self-Portrait, CSUN Art Gallery, Northridge CA
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles CA

Pop to the Rescue, MACLA, San Jose CA
A Daydreamer's Street, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park CA (solo)
Living Walls, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville TN (solo)

Crossing Cultures:Ethnicity in Contemporary America, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
Pretty Monumental, University Art Gallery at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA (solo)

Mapping Another L.A., Fowler Museum, Los Angeles CA
Salon of Beauty, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX (solo)

Scenic Route, Tinklark Gallery, Hollywood CA
Papershapers:curated by Eric Nakamura, Scion Installation Space, Culver City CA
Emergency Landing, Tropico de Nopal Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Ofrendas, Tropico de Nopal, Los Angeles CA
East of Eden, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Hollywood CA



BIBLIOGRAPHY (click for more info)

Literal, Latin American Voices: Issue 27, Winter 2011
Latino Grafico, Gestalten, Berlin Germany
Illustration Play 2: An Expedition to the Extraordinary, Viction:ary, Hong Kong
Juxtapoz Handmade: Gingko Press, Berkeley CA, USA
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American Style: August 2009
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Berlin Germany

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