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Artist Profile

Michael Amescua

Michael Amescua was born in Morenci, Arizona and currently lives in East LA. Amescua obtained a degree in Anthropology from Occidental College, specializing in Pre-Columbian myth and ritual, and is a long time artist in residence at Self-Help Graphics in East Los Angeles. Working in steel as a primary medium, he reinterprets traditional art forms and his pieces can be found in collections at UCLA, the Rincon Indian Reservation, and the Wilfredo Lam Museum in Havana, Cuba.

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Work

Works in Our Collection

Michael Amescua
Xolotl
Ten-color serigraph, 1990
34 3/4 x 22 inches paper and image
Gift of Rene and Norma Molina and Museum Purchase with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency
1992.031.012