“I am happy to be part of a group that sees the value in art as a tool for change and that aligns with my own beliefs of equity and justice.”– Karina Vasquez
Karina Vazquez is a Mexican born, contemporary artist living and working in Long Beach CA. Her affinity to making art came as a young adult when she began doodling to kill time. She quickly fell in love with the process and how liberating and therapeutic it was, so she embarked on a journey of self teaching. Sourcing inspirations from all aspects of life: current events, her own insecurities and in her most recent works, migrant struggles; Vazquez portrays these ideas with the female figure which is central in her work.
“NGBLA has provided me with the opportunity to be part of something that is bigger than me. It has given me a platform to share my work and my message in a public space where it can be accessed by anyone regardless of color, background, or economic status. I am happy to be part of a group that sees the value in art as a tool for change and that aligns with my own beliefs of equity and justice.”– Karina Vasquez