b. Sonora, Mexico; lives and works in Madera/Los Angeles, CA
El Rojo, 2010
Adán Avalos is an artist/scholar who believes in exploring both theory and practice of art, directing his own documentaries and art installations. Avalos studied with conceptual artist Charles Gaines, muralist and filmmaker Ernie Palomino, writer Juan Felipe Herrera but he also draws influence from his personal experience as a migrant worker in both sides of the US/ Mexico border. His work reflects this broad range of interests and borrows from his academic theory, encompassing traditional fiber art, documentary film, photography, ceramics and printmaking.