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(b. El Paso, Texas) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ismael de Anda III received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.


Using mutant practices including digital photo-collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and interactive, site-specific projects, de Anda’s work is inspired by his pluralistic upbringing on the U.S./Mexico border and living in Los Angeles.


De Anda’s personal concept of the mutant, a condition of unexpected evolution, was born from his adolescent reading of X-Men comics that featured mutant outsiders/anti-heroes whose special abilities set them apart, as well as de Anda’s own Mexican-American ethnicity. The mutant refers to mixing of artistic processes and the potential of the multi-ethnic existence of those living in the U.S. in exchange with diverse world cultures as a blend of developing culture not yet forecasted.


De Anda’s works are often site-specific, inspired by the communities in which they are created, using locally sourced materials.


De Anda was awarded the 2010 Japan-United States Arts Program Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council and the 2017 Ryla T. & John F. lott Endownment for Excellence in the Visual  Arts Artist in Residence. Texas Tech Universtiy School of Art/Department of Human Sciences. He received a 2019 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists.



De Anda is a member of 

Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

& is represented by 

La Estación Arte Contemporáneo, ChihuahuaMexico.



His selected exhibitions include:


  • AOC F58 Galleria Bruno Lisi, Rome, Italy.
  • Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA.
  • Texas Tech School of Art Satellite Gallery at C.A.S.P, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Breezeway, Dept. of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, U.S.A.
  • Agua Fuerte, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México.
  • Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, U.S.A.
  • Sala Subterranéo, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México.
  • La Estación Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México.
  • Museo de Arte de Sonora MUSAS, Hermosillo, México.
  • El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, México.
  • Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Las Cienegas Projects, Culver City, CA, U.S.A.
  • The Marfa Book Company, Marfa, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Group exhibitions:


  • Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal State Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA.
  • Church of the Epiphany, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
  • Shoshona Wayne, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.
  • Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Wintergarten, Vienna, Austria.

Email: ideanda.three@gmail.com