Artist Demonstration: Dancing with Calaveras by Ana Aranda
This event is part of \Festival MEX I AM organized by Mexico in SF Consulado General de México en San Francisco.
Join us this Friday July 22nd at 6pm for a live mural at the DeYoung Museum!
Music by DJ Jose Ruiz.
In this live mural painting, artist / illustrator Ana Aranda depicts one of Mexico’s most important folkloric images: Calaveras and Death. Join us for a colorful event celebrating Mexico and its popular imagery!
Check out also the rest of the Ideas Forum by #MexIAm at the de Young with Leticia Landa, Linda Franco, Rocio Medina, Fabiola Kramsky and Bernal Hill Players. You can also discover the beautiful work of Steve Ferrera To Touch the Sun!
See below for all activities!
Daniel Walker and Ana Aranda. Photo by Luis Calero
Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied design. From there, she moved to France, where she completed her undergraduate studies in illustration. She now lives in San Francisco, where she obtained her MFA in Illustration through a grant from the Mexican Fund for Culture and Arts.
Aranda’s work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States, France, Mexico, and Italy. In San Francisco, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the de Young. Her illustrations can be found in picture books published in France and Italy. Some of her forthcoming titles include “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra” (Penguin Books) and “¡Celebración!” (Lee and Low Books).
Her biggest inspirations are her childhood memories, the vibrant colors of Mexico, and music. Her work focuses on transforming the every day into fantastical situations, and often include images from nature and whimsical creatures.