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 Los Angeles, California.

BORN 1983 Los Angeles CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION    
2008
BFA with Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014
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

2013
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)

2012
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)

2011
Mapping Another L.A., Fowler Museum, Los Angeles CA
Salon of Beauty, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX (solo)

2009
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

2008
Ofrendas, Tropico de Nopal, Los Angeles CA
East of Eden, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Hollywood CA

RECOGNITION

STEP INSIDE DESIGN MAGAZINE "Emerging Artists" 2009

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
Lamono: Number 62, April 2010
American Style: August 2009
Beyond Architecture: Imaginary Buidings and Fictional Cities, Gestalten,
Berlin Germany

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