There are a lot of important subjects that matter for the Latinx community. Fortunately, we have these Latinas who use their unique art to send powerful messages and create awareness about the Latinx community and culture. Here are 5 Latina illustrators who should be on your radar.
Iliana Galvez, known as GrowMija, is a Queer Latinx illustrator, mother, and pug whisperer born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and currently based in Houston. She started her IG Artist account as a love letter to her baby sister, Chachi’s, to be able to show art that looked like her, and let her know how amazing she is. Now she wants to share her love letter with the world and her message is simple: YOU ARE WORTHY.
Follow her at @growmija
Whitney Dobladillo is a first-generation Peruvian-American Brooklyn-based Graphic Designer, Typography Artist, and Community Builder. She is also the co-creator of the Podcast Peruvian Sisters. Whether podcasting or illustrating, Whitney is celebrating the Latinx culture and creating content that makes them feel seen.
Check her out at @whitdobladillo
Nicole Medina is a first-generation Latinx and proud. She is a Philly-based illustrator with a love for art history, horror movies (the good and the bad), fun patterns, and bold colors. She’s worked with clients such as Target, The Washington Post, Macmillan Publishers, Big Cartel, and Bitch Media.
Check out her bad-assery at @bynicolemedina
Gabriela Alemán is an illustrator, visual artist, writer, and organizer born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. Inspired by the aesthetic of comics and pop art, her work consists of boldly-colored graphics that highlight Latinx subjects and cultural iconography not found in most mainstream or Latinx art.
Self-taught, she began drawing and experimenting with different materials and mediums as a means to explore her experiences as a first-generation, queer, child of Central American immigrants. She uses the rich colors of our community and her lens as a Latinx creative to bring visibility to the often forgotten Central American diaspora.
She’s definitely worth a follow! @smugmorenita
Jackie Rivera is an independent Latinx artist based in Seattle WA. She uses her work as a tool to talk about things that are important to her, such as her Latinx heritage, wellness, and existential dread. This is a list too many can relate too.
Check out her work at @jackierivera
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