José Montoya


El Paso, TX; Anthony, NM; Southern NM Colonias

I was born and raised in Alamogordo, NM with roots throughout the borderlands.  After college, I lived in Denver where I first displayed my art publicly and learned the intersections of social justice working at a jail-to-community re-entry center and was also a youth tutor/mentor where I facilitated art workshops. I returned to the borderlands and worked with migrant farm-working youth for nearly a decade and completed a masters.  Art-making was set on pause, although I longed to create. I took a huge leap of faith nearly four years ago and became a full-time creative here in El Paso.  

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