Jesus Barraza is a printing maker and image designer who started functioning as a design editor in 1994 from the Xicana oppositional newspapers La Voz de Berkeley. He worked well as a visual designer for college student organizations at UC Berkeley, community companies and with Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez developing Tones of Power, the publication for the Institute for Racial Justice. In the past due 1990s Barraza’s became known for his designs for problems with respect to the defense of Cultural Research, affirmative action, immigrants rights, woman’s rights and youth activism. During this time period Barraza worked well for MEXA, under-developed Liberation Front side (twLF) at UC Berkeley, Olin, Country wide Network for Immigrant and Refugee Privileges (NNIRR), Schools Not really Jails, Country wide Association of Chicana and Chicano Research (NACCS) and Mujeres Activas en Letras con Ciencias (MALCS). In 2001 Barraza worked in the Objective Cultural Middle for Latino Arts (MCCLA) in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Objective Region as head designer. While functioning there Barraza caused Juan R. Fuentes, to make display screen published posters for the Centers occasions at Objective Grafica, the printmaking studio room at MCCLA. Through the 2 yrs Barraza proved helpful at MCCLA, he made dozens of display screen published posters and designs and had the chance to become mentored by Fuentes, Calixto Robles and Michael Roman in a variety of display screen printing techniques. In 2003 Barraza still left MCCLA to just work at Tumis Style as a Image Developer, where he co-founded the Taller Tupac Amaru with Favianna Rodriguez and Estria Miyashiro. Being a visual developer at Tumis, Barraza caused community organizations, nonprofits and foundations to create collateral components and websites. In 2006 Tumis co-founders Rodriguez and Miyashiro provided Tumi’s employees a talk about in the business making all of them co-owners and companions. Barraza proved helpful at Tumis being a internet developer, proceeding on over 50 internet projects, before departing at the start of 2010. As an associate from the Taller Tupac Amaru, Barraza has partnered with community company to create posters to greatly help with the task they actually. In 2005 Barraza and Rodriguez received the Artwork is normally a Hammer prize from the guts for the analysis of Political Images for the excellent use the Taller Tupac Amaru. Barraza provides created over 250 display screen designs and posters. Barraza provides published editions for performers including Melanie Cervantes, Favianna Rodriguez, Tony Carraza, Malaquias Montoya, Emory Douglas, Barbara Carraco, Juan R. Fuentes, Ester Hernandez, Rupert Garcia and Enrique Chagoya.
In america Museo del Barrio (NEW YORK) de Young Museum (SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA) Mexican Fine Arts Center (Chicago, IL) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA) MACLA, (San Jose, CA) Galeria de la Raza (SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA)Internationally Biblioteca Pública Virgilio Barco (Bogota, Colombia) the home of Love & Dissent (Rome) Parco Museum (Tokyo)
^ Dunn, Alec and MacPhee, Josh. 2010. Taller Tupac Amaru: The continuing future of Xicana Printmaking, p6-37, PM Press ISBN 1-60486-091-X ^ http://tumis.com/bio/view/organization/1/3 ^ http://tallertupacamaru.com/index.php?s=6&n=3 ^ http://dignidadrebelde.com/section/view/jesus_barrazas_biography