Adriana graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts.  As a painter, her
artwork is forged from ideals about equality and understanding rooted in the Civil Rights and Feminist
movements, with sensibilities born out of her upbringing alongside the United States-Mexico border. She is
the recipient of the Border-Ford Bi-national Painting Award and continues to build a repertoire of exhibitions,
publications and speaking engagements.  

Adriana Gallego is Deputy Director of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). She
recently joined the NALAC staff in 2012 and brings with her years of experience as an artist, administrator and
educator. In her cumulative roles she has developed programs, grants, services and resources in support of
arts organizations, artists, universities/schools, community groups and government agencies. Prior to joining
NALAC, Adriana was the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Educational
Assistant at the Norton Simon Museum, and Arts Educator throughout Arizona and California.
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2012 Joseph Gross Gallery, Apariciones/Apparitions, Tucson, AZ
2008 Arizona State University Downtown, Tormento y Amor, Phoenix, AZ
2007 Art and Culture Partnership, Monster Desire, Tucson, AZ
2006 Tucson Museum of Art, Vistas of the Frontera, Tucson, AZ
2004 Nuestra Tierra, Anniversary Show, Half Moon Bay, CA
2003 Nuestra Tierra, Lavish Feast, Half Moon Bay, CA
2001 Raices Taller, Quantitative Matter of Strength, Tucson, AZ
2001 Angels Gate Cultural Center, Series of Four Solo Exhibit, San Pedro, CA
2000 Espresso Mi Cultura, Fragmentos de Liberación, Los Ángeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 University of Arizona Art Museum, The Border Project, Tucson, AZ
2011 Studio for Southern California History, Navigating L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2011 A.E. England Gallery, Sensory Consciousness/Bold Statements, Phoenix, AZ
2010 National Museum of Mexican Art, Rastros y Crónicas: Mujeres de Juárez, Chicago, IL
2010 The Centro Cultural de la Raza, SACRILEGE!, San Diego, CA
2009 Douglas Art Gallery, Negotiations, Douglas, AZ
2009 Mesa Contemporary Arts, Conexiones, Mesa, AZ
2009 Legend City Studios, Chaos Theory X, Phoenix, AZ
2009 Pravus, Deck III, Phoenix, AZ
2009 University of Arizona, Continuum, Tucson, AZ
2009 Monorchid Gallery, Opuntia Vulgaris, Phoenix, AZ
2009 Cuervo Studio and Gallery, Visions of a New America, Phoenix, AZ
2009 ALAC, Visiones, Phoenix, AZ, 2009
2008 Legend City Studios, Chaos Theory, Phoenix, AZ
2008 Phoenix Public Library, Maltese Falcon Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ
2008 Tilt Gallery, Exponential Love: The Gift of Life, Phoenix, AZ
2008 Shane House, Presencia en Tucson, Tucson, AZ
2007-08 Raices Taller 222, Annual Show: Mujer, Mujer, Mujer, Tucson, AZ
2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, Quickening, Tucson, AZ
2005 Rancho Linda Vista, Convergence, Oracle, AZ
2005 Raices Taller 222, Women, Woman, Mujer: voces y visiones (voices and visions), Tucson, AZ
2003 Arizona State University Hispanic Research Center, Latina/o Art Auction & Symposia, Tempe, AZ
2001 San Diego Art Institute, Regional Artists Show, San Diego, CA
98-2001 El Papel del Papel Traveling Exhibition: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philadelphia, PA;
New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; Alburquerque, NM; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
2000 Prospect of Art, A Show of Hands, Los Angeles, CA
Angels Gate Cultural Center, On Site at the Gate, San Pedro, CA, Juried by Suzanne Muchnic L.A. Times
1999 Galería de la Cd. Del Instituto Cultural de Baja California, Mexicali Exchange, Mexicali, BC, Méx.
1999 Raices Taller 222, Works by Various Artists, Tucson, AZ
1999 Raices Taller 222, MAS-Caras, Tucson, AZ
1998 Frank Romero Gallery, Integration?, Los Ángeles, CA
1998 Karin Newby Gallery, Vida, Amore, Muerto, Tubac, AZ
1998 University of Arizona Fine Arts Department, Show Me Auction, Tucson, AZ
1998 La Ventana Canyon Resort, Chicanos Por La Causa Annual Fundraiser Auction, Tucson, AZ
1998 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Raices Nuevas: Spaces Revisited, Tucson, AZ
1998 Phoenix Center Visual Arts Gallery, Arte Latino III, Phoenix, AZ
1997-98 Self Help Graphics, Self Help Graphics Annual Print Show, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Adair Margo Gallery, Frontera-Ford Siqueiros Pollock, El Paso, TX, Juried by Luis Jimenez Museo de
Arte e Historia, Frontera-Ford Siqueiros Pollock, Cd. Juarez, Mex., Juried by Jose Luis Cuevas
1997 S.P.A.R.C., Borders, Barriers and Beaners: Attacking the Myths, Venice, CA
1997 Central Arts Collective, River of Voices, Tucson, AZ
1997 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Dia de los Muertos, Tucson, AZ
1997 Tubac Center of the Arts, Small Works y Pequeñitos, Tubac, AZ
1996 Jose Galvez Photography and Gallery, La Frontera, Tucson, AZ
1996 Joseph Gross Gallery, Culmination, Tucson, AZ
1996 Universidad de Guanajuato, Si Pero: Code Blue Turkey, Guanajuato, GTO, Méx.
1995 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Cuentos del Barrio, Tucson, AZ
1995 Jose Galvez Photography and Gallery, Seis Raices Nuevas, Tucson, AZ
1994 University of Arizona Union Gallery, Sister Sight, Tucson, AZ, Woman’s Resource Center

COMMISSIONS
2003 Half Moon Bay, CA,
The Francis Building Mural, Sponsored by: Nuestra Tierra,Spanishtown Historical
Society, I.D.E.S., Main Street Beautification Committee, Francis Building & Epstein Construction
2002 Pasadena, CA, Infinite Potential, Sponsored by Infinite Potential Inc.
1999 Mosaic, Marana, AZ, Northwest Regional Airport Public Art, Town of Marana & Las Artes Youth
1999 Painted Tile, Tucson, AZ, San Ignacio Pascua Neighborhood Center, Las Artes Youth
1999 Tucson, AZ, White Elementary
1999 Guanajuato, GTO, Méx., Maxichu
1999 Amado, AZ, Public Art Project for Town of Amado
1999 Community Altar, Tucson, AZ, Missions, Shrines and Holy Places, Commissioned by Tohono Chul
1998 Tucson, AZ, Luz Academy of Tucson
1998 Tucson, AZ, After School Recreation Center, Sponsored by Tucson Pima Arts Council
1998 Mosaic, Marana, AZ, Town of Marana Public Art, Town of Marana & Las Artes Youth
1998 Painted Tile Mural, Tucson, AZ, Lincoln Park, Lead artist Roberto Delgado
1996 Tucson, AZ, Dia de la Raza Collaborative Mural

AWARDS & HONORS
2001-02 California Arts Council Grant, A.I.R.
2000 1st place On Site at the Gate 2000, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA Juror Suzanne Muchnic LA Times
1998 Travel Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council and The City of Tucson, Tucson, AZ
1997-98 Pima County Youth Arts Grant, A.I.R., Tucson Pima Arts Council
1997-98 Rural Arts Project Grant, A.I.R. Sasabe, AZ, Tucson Pima Arts Council
1997 1st place: Border Ford-Siqueiros Pollock Binational Painting Award, Ford Foundation, 1997 Museum of
Art and History of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) Juarez, México, 1997 Adair Margo Gallery & FEMAP
1997 Robie Gold Medal Senior Award, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1997 Rural Arts Project Grant, A.I.R. Amado, AZ, Tucson Pima Arts Council
1996 International Cultural Exchange Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
1996 International Study Abroad Grant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993-97 Honor Student, University of Arizona Honor’s Center, Tucson, AZ
1992-97 Dean’s List, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1992-96 President’s Award for Excellence Tuition Waiver, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*Reviews)
Published Artwork
2012 Traces: A book of poetry, by Danny Romero, Bilingual Review Press (June 28, 2012)
2011 Chicana/o Subjectivity and the Politics of Identity: Between Recognition and Revolution by Carlos
Gallego, Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (October 25, 2011)
2010 Puentes: Revista México-Chicana de Literatura, Cultura y Arte, Vol.7, January
2005 Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art, Hispanic Research Center, by
Gary D. Keller and Amy Phillips, Bilingual Review Press (Apr 1, 2005)
2000 Contemporary Chicana & Chicano Art Anthology, Hispanic Research Center, Gary D. Keller, Mary
Erickson, Kaytie Johnson, Joaquín Alvarado, Bilingual Review Press
1999 Frontera, NACLA Report on the Americas, Volume XXXIII, Nov/Dec, Hopewell, PA
1999 Pedro A. Rodriguez & Antonio Martorell, The Role of Paper Catalog, The Guadalupe Cultural Art Center
1998 Femenistas Unidas Magazine, 13th Ed. Phoenix, AZ
1998 The Tucson Poet, Volume III, Issue 7, Summer issue, Tucson, AZ
1998 La Quinta Raza Publication, Volume I, Issue 1, Brooklyn, NY
1997-99 Borderlands Theater, Season brochure and promotion material Tucson, AZ
1997 Enrique Cortazar, Entre Lineas II Catalog, Museo del Arte INBA & Adair Margo Gallery
1995 Derechos Humanos, Human rights advocate Tucson, AZ

Articles
2012 Hope Jamieson, Exhibit Honors Emerging Mexican Artists, Border Beat, April
2008 *Margaret Regan, Women on the Move, Tucson Weekly, June 26
2007 Carmen Duarte, Exhibirán su Arte Puras Mujeres, La Estrella de Tucson, June 6-12
Tucson Talents, Tucson Citizen, November 15
2006 *Cristen Crujido, A Wider Canvas, Latino Perspectives, August
2006 *Margaret Regan, Art From the Border, Tucson Weekly, July 13
2006 Adriana Yadira Gallego at TMA, Tucson Citizen, June 9
2006 *Carmen Duarte, 'La Linea' es Su Inspiracion, La Estrella de Tucson, June 7-13
2005 *Craig Cully, Julia Latane Returns to MOCA, Downtown Tucsonan, October, Issue 41
2004 Kylee Dawson, UA alums bring talent to Bay Area, Arizona Daily Wildcat, September 23
2004 Stacy Trevenon, A mural, one year later, Half Moon Bay Review, September 22
2003 Suzanne Pullen, Sunset Story: Neighborhood Mural…, San Francisco Chronicle, September 28
2003 Stacy Trevenon, Dedication, Half Moon Bay Review, September 10
2003 Amelia Hansen, Shared Vision, San Mateo County Times, September 5
2003 Ron Lewis, Our Earth, Our History, San Mateo County Times, August 30
2003 Stacy Trevenon, Wall Springs to Life, Half Moon Bay Review, July 23
2003 C.N., Main Street Mural soon to become reality, Coast Views, June
Stacy Trevenon, History focus of mural to be, Half Moon Bay Review, October 9
2000 *Shirlie Gottlieb, Familiar but different, Press Telegram, May 26
1999 Leticia Roa Nixon, Taller, Brandywine join in presenting Latino art, Art Matters, May
1999 Pamela Portwood, Art collective blossoms with Hispanic culture, The Arizona Daily Star, May 28
1999 Mariel Campos, Incetiva a ninos con su trabajo, Aguila, March 25-31
1999 Mariel Campos, Muestran la diversidad de la sociedad, Aguila, January 21-27
1998 *Sue Maakestad, Pulitzer Prize winning instructor…, Aztec Press, October 21
1998 Mariel Campos, Plasma en sus pinturas la dualidad fronteriza, Aguila, September 10-16
1997 Corina Aguilera, Gana Andujo…, Norte de Juarez, June 14
1997 Ana Bertha Paredes, Reconocimiento al arte, Diario de Juarez, June 14
1995 *Michael Eilers, Gallery gathers ‘Seis Raices Nuevas’, Arizona Daily Wildcat, September 14

PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2012 Seizing the Moment NOW, NALAC 8th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
2012 NEA Webinar Creative Placemaking Now: Our Town Panelists
2012 Technology in the Arts, NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop, Albuquerque, AZ
2008-11 Arizona Mexico Commission Inter-plenary and Plenary, Arizona and Sonora, México
2008-11 Southwest Arts Conference (SWAC), Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona
2011 West Valley Arts Commissions Forum, Goodyear, AZ
2011 University of Arizona Border Research Group, Tucson, AZ
2011 University of Arizona Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory, Tucson, AZ
2010-11 Arizona State University, Arts Marketing, Tempe, AZ
2010 Americans for the Arts Conference, Baltimore, MD
2010 The Border: Barrier to Bridge Pre-Conference, San Luis, AZ
2010 University of Arizona Gallery Management Class, Tucson, AZ
2010 Cultural Equity and Advocacy in the New Millennium, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture,
(NALAC) 20th Anniversary National Conference, San Jose, CA
2010 Sydney Biennale Open Seminar, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, CA
2009 The Business of Art, American Society of Botanical Artists 15th Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
2008 Building Relationships with Funders, NALAC Regional Conference, Tucson, AZ
2006 Vistas de la Frontera, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2004 Interview, Visions and Views with Pat Prescott, The Wave 94.7, with Sheila Scott-Wilkinson, LA, CA
2000 Cultural Expressions of the Americas, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Artist Series, Berendo Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Co-Generate Project, National Association of Artist’s Organizations (NAAO), Tucson, AZ
1999 Artist Series, El Rio Neighborhood Center, Tucson, AZ
1996-98 Reflexiones, KUAT TV, Tucson, AZ
1997 Visiones de Arte con Jose Luis Cuevas y Adriana Gallego, Radio Net 1490 AM, Cd. Juárez, Méx.

EDUCATION
1997 University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ BFA-Magna cum Laude
2009 NALAC Arts Advocacy Leadership Institute, Washington, DC
2008 NALAC Leadership Institute, San Antonio, TX
2005 Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Training Program, Greenville, SC
1996 Universidad de Guanajuato, Departamento de Bellas Artes, Guanajuato, México
1995 Great Lakes Colleges Association, New York Art Program, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012- Deputy Director, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, San Antonio, Texas
2009-12 Director of Strategic Initiatives, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
2007-09 Visual Arts Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
2006-08 Art Instructor, Summit High School, Phoenix, Arizona
2005-06 Educational Assistant, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
2005-11 Working Artist, Golden Artist Colors, California, Arizona
2005 Museum Educator, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
2000-05 Art Instructor, Theatre of Hearts/Youth First, California
2001-02 Resident Artist, California Arts Council Grant, A.I.R., California
2001-03 Art Instructor, Infinite Potential, Pasadena, California
2000-01 Art Instructor, Arts in Corrections, State of California
1997-99 Art Instructor, Luz Academy of Tucson Preparatory School, Tucson, Arizona
1999 Art Instructor, University of Arizona Extended University, Tucson, Arizona
1999 Lead Artist, N/West Regional Airport, Marana, AZ & San Ignacio Pascua Neighborhood Center, Tucson,
AZ
1999 Lead Artist, White Elementary Mural Project, Tucson, Arizona
1998-99 Artistic Director, Segundo de Febrero Arts Project, Luz Social Services, Tucson, Arizona
1998 Lead Artist, Town of Marana Public Art Project, Marana, Arizona
1998 Instructor Assistant, University of Arizona Extended University, Tucson, Arizona
1998 Resident Artist, Rural Arts Project, A.I.R. Tucson Pima Arts Council Amado, Sasabe and Tucson, Arizona
1997-98 Photographer, Hispanic Photography Consortium, Tucson, Arizona
1997-03 Invited Artist, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
1996-97 Invited Artist, Self Help Graphics & La Frontera, Southern Coalition for Latina/o Art, Los Angeles, CA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Arizona Mexico Commission Arts and Culture Committee
Arizona Public Art Network
Asset Building for Artists of Color, Community Foundation Southern Arizona/Ford Foundation Initiative,
Advisory Board
Flagstaff Cultural Partners Arts Advisory Board
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)
Raíces Taller 222, Latino Gallery and Workshop (Co-Founder)
Transportation Enhancement Review Committee (TERC)
Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Visual and Public Art Directors Network

SELECT REVIEW PANELS
Flagstaff Cultural Partners Art Exhibition Review
NALAC Fund for the Arts Panelist and Chair
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read and Our Town
Nevada Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship
New Mexico Public Art Program
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program
Transportation Enhancement Review Committee
Adriana Yadira Gallego
BIO
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