LACC VAMA Artist Lecture Series
Ismael de Anda III grew up within the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Using mutant practices, including digital photo-collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and interactive projects, de Anda’s work is inspired by his pluralistic upbringing on the U.S./Mexico Gateway and now living in Los Angeles. De Anda received his MFA from CalArts. He is also a teaching artist, leading artmaking courses and workshops with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), Long Beach City College, LACMA, and independently with organizations such as Dignity Health. De Anda has exhibited his work internationally including AOC F58 Galleria Bruno Lisi, Rome, La Estacíon Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua, Mexico and locally including Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Lux Art Institute, and Durden and Ray as a participating member. Recently de Anda has participated in several online virtual and drive-thru exhibitions. De Anda is the recipient of a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists. Often de Anda’s works are site-specific, inspired by the communities in which they are created, using locally sourced materials.