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Artist: Eric Almanza

Born in Los Angeles, Eric Almanza is a Chicanx figurative painter and curator with a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Figurative Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Almanza taught in Wilmington for many years and currently teaches fine arts in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Artwork:

<p>Kid, an image of a young girl born and raised in North Long Beach, was one of many paintings and drawings that were produced over&nbsp;a 3 year span while artist Angela Willcocks was working with 6021 Atlantic, a gallery and shopfront space for working artists, community and conversation. Over the course of those years, this girl and her extended family would visit the artist at her studio and have their pictures taken together.</p>
Metro Art Portrait Series: More People Than You Know

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