Street Art in Montevideo, Uruguay

During my time in Montevideo, Uruguay this past April 2013 we walked everywhere and I was able to see so much street art! The art all began on the drive from the airport and then we were greeted with some cool murals in the art district where we stayed. We stayed at a place called Casa Tatu and this was… Read more →

Honored by Pan Left Production for Art & Social Justice

On April 28th, 2013 Pan Left Productions honored me with their 2013 Art & Social Justice Award. I was very excited to be acknowledged with this award. There is so much going on in Arizona and much to work on changing. This award encourages me to continue with my art and work with my Tucson community for social justice. Thank… 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 →

Globall:Art+Climate Change in Montevideo, Uruguay

During the Artlab project at Biosphere 2 in 2011 I had the opportunity to meet and spend the week with fellow artists Pincho Casanova and Macarena Montañez. Pincho and Macarena film and produce the television show “El Monitor Plastico” in Montevideo, Uruguay that focuses on interviewing artists of all disciplines. After returning to Uruguay they were very inspired to create… Read more →

The Art of All Possibilities at Biosphere 2

In November 2012, The Rillito River Project invited the artists from Art Lab to install artwork at Biosphere 2 (B2) for an exhibition called The Art of All Possibilities. It was wonderful for me to be reunited with everyone I built great relationships with during the 2011 Art Lab. We arrived a week prior to the opening to begin installing… Read more →

Summer Art Camp 2012

During the Summer of 2012 I worked with the youth of the John Valenzuela Youth Center in South Tucson during their summer mini art camp. We created several mural panels to serve as public service announcements to the community.      I told the youth my story of being a graffiti artists as a youth in Los Angeles, how I was… Read more →

Art Lab at Biosphere 2

I met Ellen Skotheim, creative director of The Rillito River Project during Eat Dinner Fund an Artist; where I was awarded a grant to fund my mural panel project. A few days after the event Ellen called to ask if I’d like to participate in the 2011 Art Lab with Scientists from Biosphere 2. The project brought together leading artists… 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 →