Dolores Guerrero-Cruz

Mexican American painter, graphic artist, and muralist Dolores Guerrero-Cruz was born in Rocky Ford, CO. She studied art at California State University, Los Angeles; University of California at Davis and Los Angeles; and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

Guerrero-Cruz's work has been exhibited in institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; La Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara, CA; Galería Otra Vez, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Galería de la Raza, San Francisco.

Guerrero-Cruz has been active in the Chicano and feminist movements most of her professional life. Her art reflects her advocacy for the feminist movement and empowerment for Chicano and Latin communities. While studying art at California State University she began working with Self-Help Graphics, an arts facility in East Los Angeles that helps artists flourish while contributing empowerment to the Latin community. She later became active with the art collective RCAF (Rebel Chicano Art Front, or Royal Chicano Air Force) in Sacramento, supporting the efforts of César Chávez and the United Farm Workers.

Aside from community work focused on creating city murals with art students, she was also a screen-printing professor at Pasadena Community College, CA. Guerrero-Cruz contributed her skills to local foundations including ARTS TEACH UCLA and the East Los Angeles Rape Hotline and Child Abuse Center. In January 1999, Guerrero-Cruz and co-founder Juan Gómez established Screen Print School and Canela Studio.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Artist Info

Born

January 30 1948

Rocky Ford, CO

Gender

Female

Nationality

American

Heritage

Latin American;Mexican American