My art is an expression of bright colors and emotes queer identity, powerful femininity and ancestral/cultural knowledge. My work is a multimedia mix of pastel portraiture, photography and colorful paintings that I use to describe my gritty perspective of the world. Most obvious in my work is my awe of iconic women of color, a curious sense of Chicano/x queerness, movement(s) and a love for the US/Mexico borderlands and all the beautiful people who came before us, and who live among us in these desert sands. Heartfelt odes to our raíces, ancestral power and revolutionary souls are elements you will find in my work.  

The other José Montoya

I also earned a graduate degree from New Mexico State University with an interdisciplinary curriculum which included feminist research methods, critical race theory, social justice issues in the borderlands, and gender/human rights.