Nancy Guevara is a community designer and artist from the South Texas/Mexico border. She explores themes of identity, Xicana consciousness, Rasquachismo, and decolonization. She has a BFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on creating educational studio based experiences and educational resources for youth of color. She spent one year in Mexico City on a Fulbright, where she co-authored and co-illustrated a children’s book for pediatric cancer patients that is now being used in the Hospital General de México Federico Gómez and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She holds a Master’s in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently working as an Artist in Residence to the Schools in the Roxbury Neighborhood in Boston, MA.
Art is an essential part of the human experience, it nourishes our minds and bodies, it is pivotal in creating healthier communities. I believe in art that pushes boundaries and questions the inequalities embedded in the status quo. My passion is the creation of evocative art bound up in personal and collective experiences that create a sense of place and tension within complicated cultural ecologies. Individually and collaboratively, I make murals, screen prints, posters, books, and drawings that strive to connect people, especially young people to their history and culture, and inspire solidarity and self-affirmation. I am passionate about creating art that acknowledges the history, strength, and resilience of Latinos and other people of color in the United States.