Date of Award

Spring 6-2022

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type



In the text of La Cultura Que No Cambia, I mention how my work has been influenced by becoming more aware of generations of altar making that occur in my family. By collecting stories and photographs of altars, I can observe and create work based on how the legacies can change through generations or stay the same. The memory of my ancestors and family traditions is strengthened. Growing up seeing discrimination towards others has influenced me to highlight my Mexican heritage of traditions, culture, and language through several different methods. Using these elements, I can create work informing audiences about how political and social issues affect the Latino community. My work aims to create a voice for those affected by injustice while simultaneously and to celebrating cultural family traditions.



Program Chair

Lisa Bulawsky

Thesis Text Advisor

Denise Ward-Brown

Thesis Text Advisor

Monika Weiss

Faculty Mentor

Denise Ward-Brown

Committee Member

Cheryl Wassenaar

Committee Member

Amy Hauft

Committee Member

Linling Gao-Miles