Artist and educator Beatriz Escobar is an MFA Social Practice candidate at California College of the Arts. Escobar was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and lives in Berkeley, CA. Her artistic practice is based on performance, relational aesthetics and photography. As an educator she has worked in projects with alternative schools and Literacy Programs in Brazil. In the Bay Area she has been involved in art education for children (SFCAC) as well as art programs devoted to underserved youth (First Exposures, in SOMA), where she has been a mentor for 4 years. She interned in the Education Department at the De Young Museum and is now a volunteer with Refugee Transitions at Oakland International High School. She is also co-chair of the DMC Latino Committee at the Oakland Museum of California. She was the a recipient of the Impact Awards 2017 for the leadership in the Amazonas Riverine Program.

Exhibitions

2017. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. News Mandala - part of 100 Days Action (Group)

2016. College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA. Quinceañera Advice Exchange (Group)

2015. Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA. Visual Taxonomy (Group)

2014. Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA. Untitled I and II (Group)

2014. Modern Times Collective, San Francisco, CA. Baptism I and II (Group)

2014. SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA. Self-Portrait #3 (Group) 

2014. 4x5 Gallery / Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, CA. Self­-Portrait #2 and Self­-Portrait #3 (Group)

2014. Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Faces of Mission (Group)

2014. Valencia Street Campus, San Francisco, CA. Meant to Save (Solo) 

2013. Gallery Obscura, San Francisco, CA. Meant to Save (Solo)

2013. Gallery Obscura, San Francisco, CA. Self-Portrait #1 (Group)

 

Awards and Honors

2017. Impact Awards $10,000 Grant, Center for Art and Public Life

2016. Graduate Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts 

2014. Honorable Mention, Home Exhibition at 4x5 Gallery / Dickerman Prints

2013. Barbara Stewart Scholarship, CCSF Photo Department, Winner