Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series

The Journey Home

Eric Almanza, The Journey Home

Project Description

The Journey Home focuses on Maricela, a mother of three, a Latina and a resident who travels on the Metro A Line (Blue) regularly. The artist simultaneously recognizes Metro’s ridership and addresses an art historical gap, the vast underrepresentation of women of color.

Eric Almanza, The Journey Home

Eric Almanza, The Journey Home

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.