Anna Alvarado is a Latinx art creator and storyteller. While Anna studied graphic design at the Art Institute of Seattle, she is a self-taught painter. Since 2007, Anna Alvarado has explored the female spirit in all its intricate facets. Infused with thought provoking, vibrant and emotional rawness, her inspiring paintings and drawings explore being Latinx in the US and a woman. Anna’s art is infused with her Mexican heritage, fearlessly making use of its bold colors, powerful symbols and extraordinary folklore. Through her masterful use of multi-colored illustrations, she has developed her own vocabulary for expressing what it’s like to be a 21st century woman of Latin American descent.
Throughout her career as a corporate director, a volunteer and finally as a full-time artist and business owner, Anna is a proud storyteller that is always looking for opportunities to celebrate and honor strong and proud Latinas in the United States.
Anna’s empowering artwork has been sought by a multitude of collectors, patrons and has been featured on major television and digital media networks as well as in numerous prominent print and online publications.
In addition to amplifying the voices of her community through her art, Anna has also donated her work to HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality), HOT: Hispanic Outreach Taskforce, Latinas Contra Cancer, Community Lawyers, Inc, Scholarships for Scholars of Montebello, Speech and Language Development Center and CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles), East Los Angeles Women’s Center and Immigration Resource Center.
Her painting, “Te Espero,” graces the cover of the critically acclaimed book, “The New Latina’s Bible,” by Sandra Guzmán (Seal Press, 2011).
Most recently, Anna illustrated and co-created a bilingual children’s book entitled Grandes Dreamers with Author Argelia Atilano wherein they proudly highlight the lives of twelve fierce Latina trailblazers who paved the way in the United States.
Born on the eastside of Los Angeles, Anna was raised by her grandparents who instilled a love of art and encouraged her creative spirit.
The artist resides with her family in West Covina, California.