“CIMI” Alvarado is an El Paso, Texas native, and began his artistic career experimenting with graffiti art. Following his studies under Gaspar Enriquez at Bowie High School, Cimi delved into public art projects, which often included educational components and community involvement. His efforts have included an intensive, ongoing mural education program in Dallas, Texas; two full-scale murals created with students from the El Paso, Texas Juvenile Detention Center; and two large murals depicting the history and culture of El Paso, Texas. Cimi’s recent public works involved community brainstorming, input, and inspiration through both community meetings and written, anonymous surveys. Cimi’s artwork has been featured in shows in Mexico City; Buenos Aires, Argentina; the El Paso Museum of Art; the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Cd. Juarez, Mexico - “Binational Art Exhibit” Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
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