About the Artist
Dulce María López González’s artworks are anecdotes, love letters, and calls for justice based on her experiences as a rural Mexican immigrant woman living in the United States. Her artwork intends to shake the audience out of their comfort zone, question societal structures, and encourage viewers to take action towards equity. Therefore, her art style draws inspiration from the Mexican muralist wave of the 1920s and Latin America’s screen printing artivism. Dulce uses acrylics, screen printing, watercolor, social art, and media to create story-telling art and mobilize towards direct sustainable projects. Through her artwork, she addresses racism, sexism, immigration, and international politics. Dulce is a firm believer in the power of art as a form of communication to impact transnational movements.
Dulce was born and raised in Jalisco, México where she began drawing from a very young age. Because of her family’s economic struggle, Dulce sold doodles to her classmates, sparking her interest in art. At age seven, she worked in the fields in addition to helping with housework and taking care of her studies. When she turned eleven years old, her family and she migrated to California. Since she did not have English skills, drawing was Dulce’s only way to communicate. Dulce taught herself English and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Media Studies major and Practice of Art minor. She also studied at the Autonomous National Mexican University and the Habana University. She has collaborated and showcased her art in México, Perú, Nicaragua, Cuba, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. Dulce aspires to continue organizing through multidisciplinary arts and to create sustainable platforms to make art and social mobilizing an accessible and safe path for historically marginalized groups both in her home country and in her new community in the United States.