Artist: Jake Prendez
Our Lady of the Detention Centers
- Oil on canvas
- Jake Prendez
- Model: Yaya Escamilla
Jake Prendez is a renowned Chicano artist exhibiting his art and lecturing across the country. He is the owner/co-director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery.
His work is an amalgamation of his life experiences. It represents his Chicano background, his life lived back and forth from Los Angeles and Seattle, it represents love and heartbreak, oppression and resilience, laughter and tears.
His oil paintings and digital artwork are created with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicana/o and Indigenous culture, social justice, pop culture, and satire.