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About the Artist

Fulgencio Lazo (Seattle) works predominantly with acrylics on canvas at his studios in Seattle and in his hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico. He has had more than 50 solo shows throughout the United States, Mexico, and Japan and is represented by galleries in Oaxaca, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Valle de Bravo. In Seattle, where he has lived since 1990, he is most known for his tireless work to create programs and spaces that are inclusive and reflect diverse audiences. He co-founded some of Seattle's most iconic traditions within the Latino community, including Seattle's annual Oaxacan celebration known as Guelaguetza, International Children's Day, and the Day of the Dead celebrations at many venues, including the Seattle Art Museum.

Fulgencio has been instrumental in establishing Casa Latina, an organization that advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organization. Most recently he co-founded Studio Lazo, an organization of artists and community members creating a welcoming venue that especially showcases the creativity of Latino artists, writers, and musicians. He is also a 2018 recipient of the Mayor's Arts Award. 

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.