March 22, 2016
Cervántez’s art shows the personal and cultural experiences of Chicanas. She’s been a pioneer in including women into mainstream art movements, including the Chicano Art Movement. Her work is transformative and is produced from the lens of Xicana feminism. She received a B.A. in fine arts at the University of Santa Cruz and an MFA from UCLA. She currently teaches Chicana/o Studies at California State University Northridge. Cervántez’s work, including her public murals, has both engaged and educated the community. She’s been involved with community-based centers, the Social and Public Arts Resource Center and Self Help Graphics and Art. Full article can be read here.