MonoChaotic III 

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Painter, Muralist 

Christin Apodaca

Christin Apodaca is a painter and muralist from El Paso, Texas. She graduated from UNM in Albuquerque, NM with a Masters of Art in painting. Her murals can be found around the El Paso area in large and small-scale from building façades to electrical boxes around Downtown EP. 

See her work here

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Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator

Cassandra Elaine

Cassandra Elaine is a born and raised New Mexican and life-long artist. She earned her BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design and returned to New Mexico to earn a Master's of Fine Art at New Mexico State University. Her work ranges in media from illustration to large-scale installation. She currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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Painter, Muralist, Designer

Juan "Crook" Gonzalez

Juan “Crook” Gonzalez wandered out of the New Mexican desert and decided to fuck shit up in the most artistic and creative of ways. From spraying paint to spraying blood on the concrete, he is a true artist through and through. He’s had exhibitions on both sides of the border in Ciudad Juárez, Hell Paso, and Loss Cruces as well as public art pieces (slappie boyz and name tags) in Seattle and Vegas. We’re excited to see what governMental pieces of property he can vandalize into his next piece of art. 

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Painter, Sculptor, Designer

Logan Howard

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand his conceptual process, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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Graffiti Artist, Muralist

Ms.Spoke

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand concepts, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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Painter, Educator, Curator

Michael Ponće

Michael Poncé is an educator and painter. He studied at Foothill College near San Francisco and graduated with an M.F.A. in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Poncé completed graduate research in anatomy at Oxford University and studied old master drawings at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England. He also has a background in fashion illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he received his B.F.A.

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Painter

Scripture

Scripture is a third-generation Taos, NM artist who forged the way for a new generation of artists emerging in the Taos area. 

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February 22, 2020

Voodoo

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand concepts, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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Artist, Tattooer

Xombi Aaron

"Xombi" Aaron Valenzuela is the owner and head artist of Atom Bomb Studio. He specializes in a wide-range of tattoo styles, from new school to biomechanical. In addition to his tattoo work, Aaron is a painter. Aaron has had solo exhibitions featuring his artwork in Art Obscura’s Tiny Room gallery.

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Painter

Aaron Brown

Aaron M. Brown was born in Wichita, KS. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas, MFA from  Syracuse University. Awards include grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally, in galleries and museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. His work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Harper’s magazine, and is included in numerous private and public collections.

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February 22, 2020

Christopher Erickson

a magical poetry night feat. local poets:
ZOLOFT KWEEN
lizard king
brianna chavez chacon
josiah colbert

and music from
nicholas roche

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February 22, 2020

Orlando Guerra

a magical poetry night feat. local poets:
ZOLOFT KWEEN
lizard king
brianna chavez chacon
josiah colbert

and music from
nicholas roche

More info here

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Painter, Muralist

Jisk

Originally from Taos, NM, JISK looks to bridge the gap between traditional & urban art styles with influence from both sides. His work conveys the union of opposing viewpoints. 

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Make-Up Artist, Tattooer

Anahy Nunez

Anahy Nunez is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. Nunez is a co-owner of Atom Bomb Tattoo Studio which opened in 2012. She is most known for her body paintings and make-up artistry. She has more than 25k followers on Instagram. 

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Painter, Designer, Curator

Deret Roberts

Deret Roberts, born and raised in Deming, New Mexico, found a passion for art-making early in life. The drive to create and express himself artistically brought him to Las Cruces where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in painting at New Mexico State University.  Roberts opened Art Obscura from a need for a space that was accessible to artists of all kinds, in November 2013. As the gallery grew, so did Roberts, expanding his artistic pursuits to include the dying art of hand-painted and hand-lettered signage, specialty cocktail creations, and architectural/vehicular restoration. 

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February 22, 2020

Nicole Sonobe

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand concepts, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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February 22, 2020

Victor Whitmill

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand concepts, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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Painter, Illustrator, Curator

Karl Deuble 

Karl Deuble is a visual artist born and raised in Belen, New Mexico. Currently residing in Albuquerque, Deuble works and curates at the Stranger Factory art gallery and shop in the heart of Nob Hill. Deuble has a very distinct style. He uses spray paint, pencil, and screen-printing techniques to create his work. 

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Printer, Painter, Illustrator

Matthew Garza

a magical poetry night feat. local poets:
ZOLOFT KWEEN
lizard king
brianna chavez chacon
josiah colbert

and music from
nicholas roche

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February 22, 2020

Johnpaul Guitierrez

Johnpaul Guitierrez is a self-taught artist based in Northern New Mexico. He expolores the musings of his mind with pen, ink, and oil paint. Guiterre illustrates his characters, creatures, and cartoons with a strong style with dynamic line work and bright colors. 

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Painter, Illustrator, Animator

Phillip McVann

Philip McVann is an artist, animator, and father based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2007, McVann graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New Mexico State University. He has since worked in illustration and animation collaborating and working with NMSU’s Media Productions department.

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Educator, Painter, Maker

Rene Palomares

Rene Palomares was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He currently lives and works in Albuquerque as a middle and high school art teacher. Although he is colorblind, a condition he prefers to describe as “color-confusion,” he is not stopped or deferred from making artwork. His style is pop art-esque and distinct, featuring characters shaped like ghosts or long-nosed cartoons. 

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Illustrator, Muralist, Designer

Nico Salazar

Nico Salazar is an illustrator, muralist, and designer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Salazar grew up between Santa Fe, California, and Hawaii. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a BFA in painting in 2014. Shortly after, he joined the artist collective Meow Wolf. Salazar’s work spans floor to ceiling in his full room mural installation Hidden Capsule in Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM. He has since launched his brand Future Fantasy Delight with the support of Meow Wolf and had several solo exhibitions from LA to Tokyo.

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February 22, 2020

Rafael Torres

Logan Howard is self-defined jack of all trades and master of some. Currently based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Howard explores and expands his artwork by experimenting with a range of art-making techniques. His passion and dedication to create and express himself is not confined to a single medium or method. Striving and thriving to expand concepts, Howard works with traditional sign painting, metal-smithing, sewing, drawing and painting, and graphic design to name a few.

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February 22, 2020

WOAR2

Louis Cisneros is locally and artistically known as WOAR2. Born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, 

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