Emilia Cruz

Bio provided by Centro de Artes

Emilia Cruz is a first generation Mexican American artist born in San Diego, Ca, 1993. She moved to Simi Valley at the age of three but spent most of her childhood weekends traveling back and forth to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

The upbringing she had within these divergent environments ignited an interest for these dual cultural identities which is often referenced in her work. Cruz makes it a point to celebrate women of color, especially those who she has close relationships with. She works primarily with acrylic or oil paints to make her vibrant figurative pieces come to life.

Caption for the cover art:

Title: Discovering New Portals, 2019

Medium: Oil on panel

Caption for the photo of the artist:

Photo or artist courtesy of emiliacruz.com/