Lucinda (La Morena) is Xicana, Pima, Apache and Yaqui Decent. She is a self-taught nationally known muralist and painter. She currently lives in Avondale, AZ. She begun curating and throwing underground art shows which led her to curate group and solo exhibits for local artists. She has helped facilitated mural projects in Phoenix one being with immigrant rights organizations such as Colibri Center for Human Rights and Colors of La Comunidad in which she is founder of. Lucinda has worked alongside public artists: Mata Ruda on several murals. One being the longest mural project in the US, known as Gateways to Newark. She has now begun her own path to painting her own murals, was part of 2017 years Wall Therapy in Rochester, NY, O+Positive Mural Festival in Kingston, NY and has shown in several galleries in the U.S, such as ChimMaya Gallery in East LA. 17 Frost Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Tangent Gallery Milwaukee Detroit, MI, El Chante Casa de Cultura Albuquerque, NM, The Hive Gallery Phoenix, AZ, Arizona Latino Arts Culture, Chicano Art Gallery, La Bodega in Barrio Logan, San Diego, Ca and The Sagrado Gallery in South Phoenix.
Lucinda continues to advocate through her work on issues regarding Immigration, Community, Feminism and Spirituality. She has worked alongside non-profits such as: Promise AZ, Puente, ACLU of Arizona, ACLU Nationwide and LUCHA. In May of 2018, Lucinda was recognized inside The Arizona State Senate by Senator Catherine Miranda for her work and advocacy. Lucinda has spoken at conferences and on panels as a guest speaker. One being at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ for “La Revolucion: The Legacy of Mural Art in the SouthWest and in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy conference titled “Art and Social Change at Times of Crisis”. Lucinda continues to serve her local community in Phoenix as an painter, muralist, educator and activist.
In this video La Morena gives you a brief description on her art and her artivism.