This oil-based monotype by Gilbert Guzman welcomes the public to New Mexico and to the rental car facility of the Albuquerque International Sunport.

Gilberto Guzmán was born in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The son of a seamstress and a laborer, he grew up seeing his mother work tirelessly as he played with plastic thread rolls by the side of her sewing machine. During his teens, his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to reunite with his father. It was there that he embraced a broad spectrum of ideas and cultures. Through his education he became interested in art and decided to pursue it as a career. He spent an important period practicing ceramic art. Eager to broaden his knowledge of processes and materials, he enrolled in a Sculpture class and ultimately decided to shift his focus to that area. He attended San Diego State University partaking in their Sculpture program. The city's proximity to the Mexican border allowed him to revisit his cultural background and distilled the influences of his work. He develops his pieces through a constant process of research, curiosity and discovery. Gilberto obtained a BA in Sculpture from SDSU in the Fall of 2014. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Aside from making art, he enjoys cooking, off-roading, bike riding, and trips on his motorcycle.

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City of Albuquerque 1% for Art