Roberto was born in Yuba City, California. Art has always been an important part of his life. In high school, he participated in creating several murals as part of a beautification project for downtown Yuba City. This experience led him to understand the importance of utilizing art as a means of expression. He graduated with two bachelor’s degrees at California State University, Sacramento – one in Art Studio and the other in Ethnic Studies (with an emphasis on Chicano Studies). After graduation, Roberto had the opportunity to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. At the Academy, he furthered his artistic studies in painting, figure drawing, color & design, computer animation, 3D modeling, and sculpture.
As a Chicano artist, Roberto is interested in creating cultural, historical, and political images that enable people to reflect on their own thoughts about the world and about themselves. His intent is to inspire people to learn more about the ideas that are expressed in his artwork because according to Roberto, anything else would be un-Chicano!
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