Yes on 308, One Artist's Journey
This is one of the most important election of our history, and one of the most important propositions is Prop 308.Today we have Gloria Martinez Granados to tell us her story and some details about her art currenly on display at the Phoenix Art Museum.
- Gloria Martinez-Granados is a Phoenix, Arizona based artist. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico she migrated to the United States of America with her family at 8 years old. Gloria is a interdisciplinary artist creating with indigenous practices, adding a contemporary approach by including printmaking, assemblage, installation and performance to the more traditional arts of beadwork and weaving. Through this process, she develops themes around identity, dreams, place, home and land. This merges with her experience growing up undocumented in the United States and the legal limbo she lives day to day as a DACAmented person.
In 2019 she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She has been invited as a teaching artist at The Phoenix Art Museum and CALA Alliance. In 2022, Gloria received the 40th Annual Environmental Excellence Award for her collaboration “Good Trouble Bucket” with environmental artist Joan Baron. This same year, Valle del Sol has awarded Martinez-Granados for the annual Profiles of Success event with the Espiritu y Cultura Award. Gloria will also be presenting work at the Phoenix Art Museum from September 2022 till May 2023 as a recipient of the inaugural Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artists Awards.