New Voices: The 2024 ELAC Juried Student Art Exhibition

New Voices: The 2024 ELAC Juried Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2024 – June 29, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 18, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New Voices: The 2024 ELAC Juried Student Art Exhibition highlights exceptional artworks produced at East Los Angeles College since the 2022-2023 academic year. The exhibition features ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital illustration, and mixed media works produced across several instructional departments on campus and is an opportunity for bourgeoning student artists to showcase their work.

The exhibition is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum and is juried by and curated by Gabriela Ruiz.

Participating Artists

Mayra Amaya, Mariela Barcenas, Mario Beltran, Michael Bernal, Mayra Bernos, Thomas Bernos, Rudy Chavez, Rudy Chavez, Nadine Cobosh, Tanya Flores, Beria Frutis, Anaid Garcia, Anika Giron, Ivan Gonzalez, Margarita Grajeda, Aldo Hansel, Jazmin Heredia, Amy Hoang, Kristen Huizar, Brianna Lugo, Michael Ma, Brandon Macias, Maria Del Carmen Madera, Hilmar Marquez, Louie Mora, Julio Navarro, Kristine Nguyen, Samantha Nieves, Ignacio Ortiz, Jose Ossa, Benjamin Palacios, Sergio Palacios, Xiana Posada, Ricardo Reyes, Agustin Rivera, Janette Rivera, Jimmy Saldivar, Aikiro Tiongson, and Valerie Vazquez.


Portrait photograph of Gabriela Ruiz

Gabriela Ruiz (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is an artist and designer whose practice blends diverse forms of media and expression, including sculpture, video, performance, painting, installation, and apparel design. Ruiz often explores the Mexican American experience as well as themes of surveillance capitalism, mass consumerism, and the intersection of technology and emotion. Her work draws upon her strong DIY work ethic, vibrant cultural and artistic background, and early exposure to subculture and fantasy that has helped her escape the realities of daily life.

Ruiz has performed and exhibited internationally in art institutions, nightlife venues, and through public interventions. Her first solo museum exhibition was organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2019. Additional solo exhibitions include the Little Tokyo Art Complex (2017), LaPau Gallery (2021), Anat Ebgi Gallery (2022), Palm Spring Art Museum (2022), and the Institute for the Humanities Gallery at the University of Michigan (2023). In recent years, Ruiz has also curated and organized several group exhibitions of emerging artists, including Elixir at Tlaloc Studios (2023); NEXUS for New Image Art (2023); and an Outburst Project with Karla Ekatherine Canseco, Maria Maea, Clara Nieblas, and Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya at the Palm Springs Art Museum (2022).

"[Through my experience at VPAM], I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a space dedicated to showcasing art and fostering its growth. It's more than just a museum; it's a welcoming haven where creativity prospers and artists thrive. Serving as a juror for the student show is an honor, and I'm proud to be a part of it."

Generous support for the exhibition is provided by the Mellon Foundation. All exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.