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Barbara Carrasco


Title: Viva La Justicia
Artist: Barbara Carrasco
No. of Colors: 9
Medium: Serigraph
Size: 20 ½” x 25”
Substrate: Coventry 100% Rag 290 gsm, Acid Free
Edge: Straight
Year: 2015
Based on an original painting by Barbara Carrasco.

Barbara Carrasco (1955) is a Chicana artist and activist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is considered to be a "renegade feminist" whose work critiques dominant cultural stereotypes involving socioeconomics, race, gender and sexuality.Carrasco is as equally comfortable as an artist in creating large-scale works, like murals, as she is with detailed, small-scale pen and ink work.Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was part of the important Chicano art exhibit, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA). Carrasco continues to create art and teach others about art today.

Carrasco's art is often very focused on social commentary. She sees women being treated as members of an "oppressed class" and she uses her art to "advocate change" for not only Chicanas, but all women. She has been publicly acknowledged for her role in making the Chicano art movement aware of sexistattitudes. Her art also addresses problems that she sees with religious dogma as it relates to women. Carrasco uses her art to bring attention to issues that would otherwise remain invisible. Beyond critiquing society, she has celebrated many important women who helped change the world, like in her "iconic representation" of Dolores Huerta. Carrasco herself has stated that because she was so political, her art hasn't been taken as seriously. Carrasco credits older Chicana artists, like Santa Barraza, with creating a "positive impact" on her work. She also enjoyed working with other Chicana artists in her generation, like Yreina Cervantez, who she is friends with Carrasco's work often uses "fine lines, sharp detail and a hard-edged graphic quality." (Source:

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