Luis Zavala Tapia
Luis Zavala Tapia is an artist born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with an MFA in Fine Art in 2007 and earned and BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. He currently lives and works in Long Beach, CA.
Zavala’s art practice focuses on ways to celebrate representation through the use of form and color with an emphasis on art history and his own experiences growing up in two countries. Inspired by ancient art, the tropics, shapes and colors from his childhood home in Guanajuato, Mexíco, Zavala creates work that repositions an emphasis on the importance of being seen as our own selves in a
world where many feel unseen or misrepresented as a way to encourage ways of healing and attaining self-autonomy.
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