82: Ruben Galicia

Categories: 100 Creatives

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives

Ruben Galicia
Ruben Galicia's not afraid to use a little (or a lot) of color.

The local painter was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the United States in the late 80s. He says his artwork is a reflection of contemporary Mexican and Southwestern culture through bright colors and bold patterns.

His work is on display with XICO and CALACA Latino Cultural Arts collectives and at the University Club of Phoenix.

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Ruben Galicia
I came to Phoenix with . . . my mom and my brothers and sisters in 1988.

I make art because . . . I always wanted to do or make something with my hands, and one day, 13 years ago, I discovered that painting was my passion.

Ruben Galicia
I'm most productive when . . . my mind is in peace.

My inspiration wall is full of . . . the colors of our latino culture and the art of our ancient cultures and its symbolisms and also our history.

Good work should always . . . be made with love and passion.

The Phoenix creative scene could use . . . more support from the city and the private sector.

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade

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