My Artwork

Winner of the 2014 All Souls Procession Poster Art Contest!

I entered my painting All Souls Procession into 2014 All Souls Procession (ASP) Poster Art Contest. The piece was on display at the Arches Building on Toole Ave during the month of October. When I painted this piece in 2012, It was because I was inspired by all the different kinds of souls (living and dead) that come out every… Read more →

Nuestra Corazon

Arte De La Vida made eight spaces available in their store for ofrendas and invited anyone in Tucson to participate. My partner Melissa & I  decided to make a more non-traditional version of an ofrenda in honor of both of our families passed. An Ofrenda is an altar that is built during Dia de los Muertos to honor those who… Read more →

Los Antepasados

The gals at Popcycle are a second family to me, and I was so excited when they asked me to have a solo show at the store for the Dia de los Muertos season this year! I called the show Los Antepadados which means The ancestors in spanish. When I paint in dia de los muertos I love to give… Read more →

Dia de Los Muertos at Tohono Chul Park

My artpiece, Las Gitanas was accepted to show in Tohono Chul Park’s Dia De Los Muertos group show that runs through November 10, 2013. The opening reception was last night, Friday the 13th and it was amazing to see and meet so many folks. It was a blast! If you have time, head up to see the show and enjoy… Read more →

Por El Sol in Montevideo, Uruguay

Melo Dominguez “Por El Sol” Acrylic on canvas 3.75ft x 5.8ft  March, 2013 This piece is representative of all that I strive to promote and speak about through my artwork and service projects. The Mexican free-tail bats underneath Campbell bridge inspired me; the female bats migrate from Mexico to give birth to pups here in the U.S. During my projects… Read more →


I remember listening and watching the news announce SB-1070 and the effects it had on the community. It made me think of the time that i worked as a tow truck driver here in Tucson. The company I worked for had a contract with Border patrol, and it was my job to pick up seized vehicles of deported immigrants. Nine… Read more →

Arizona Highway

Self Help Graphics selected me to be apart of the 2012 Jornalero Papers. The Jornalero Papers gathered the voices of 10 artists who live/lived the experience of being a day laborer in America to take part in a special printmaking atelier. I created a limited edition serigraph during the Jornalero Papers called Arizona Highway.                                                                   … Read more →

The Jornalero Papers

Self Help Graphics Atelier LIII The Jornalero (Day Laborer) Papers Self Help Graphics & Art1300 East 1st StreetBoyle Heights CA 90033 Curated by Self Help Graphics & Art’s Program Manger, Joel Garcia, The Jornalero Papers gathered the voices of 10 artists who live/lived the experience of being a day laborer in America to take part in a special printmaking atelier.… Read more →

The inspiration behind Trensas

I painted “Trensas” with acrylic and oil pastels on a 20×24 old wooden cabinet door in 2010 when I lived in a wild warehouse loft on 22nd/S. 6th in Tucson. I was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting “The Two Fridas” Frida’s painting “records the emotions surrounding her separation and martial crisis  in 1939″ One of the Frida’s represents herself still… Read more →

2012 Tucson Festival of Books!!

In the summer of 2011, I was commissioned by Pima County Public Library’s “Nuestra Raices” to paint the backdrop of their stage at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books. After a few meetings, it was decided that I would paint four panels that would total six feet in height and sixteen feet in width. The theme of the panels was… Read more →