This new rider portrait exhibition on view in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery and beyond celebrates diversity and the community of transit riders to launch upcoming programs across multiple formats and sites including buses, trains and stations in Los Angeles County and online. Tag your selfie #SomosWeAre to join in Metro’s portrait exhibition and share your journey, too!
Limited edition TAP cards are Metro’s smallest artworks that fit inside pockets and accompany transit riders on their journeys.
Project Description Metro Art Portrait Series: More People Than You Know is designed to feature and engage the different neighborhoods surrounding the stations of the Metro system. This rotating exhibition features portraits of patrons created by artists connected to the neighborhoods served by the A Line (Blue). About the Artist Born in Los Angeles, ERIC ALMANZA is a Chicanx figurative painter and curator with a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Figurative Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Almanza taught in Wilmington for many years and currently teaches fine arts in the Los Angeles Unified School District. KRISTINA AMBRIZ moved to Long Beach in 2011 with her husband to pursue her artwork. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and venues throughout the Los Angeles region, including the Bergamot Station, the Liberty Art Gallery in Long Beach, and the Downey Civic Theater. JAZMINE ATIENZA is a painter, tattoo artist, and graphic designer whose art practice is a personal reflection of her place in life. Her most recent focus is figurative painting. …
The inaugural digital series presented by Metro Art, this rotating exhibition features portraits of transit riders created by artists connected to the neighborhoods served by Metro A Line (Blue).
Artworks featuring portraits of local transit riders by local artists are presented on digital displays interspersed with real-time transit information. The inaugural series appears at A Line (Blue) stations.
The artist simultaneously recognizes Metro’s ridership and addresses an art historical gap, the vast underrepresentation of women of color.