about the founder

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Karina Esperanza Yanez is an artist + teaching artist from South Central Los Angeles, CA. Her art ranges from photography, printmaking, sewing, drawing, performance and everything else in between. Fascinated by history, race, gender, sociology, politics, and literature, Karina incorporates all of these interests in her work as much possible.

As a teaching artist her goal is to provide students with the necessary tools to not only become creative in their own right as young artists, but to also positively engage with their community.

She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Art Administration from Claremont Graduate University, holds a Graduate Degree in Community Arts Education from the Rhode Island School of Design (risd) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (calarts).