Jesus Cimi Alvarado
Jesus “CIMI” Alvarado is an El Paso, Texas native. He began his artistic career experimenting with graffiti art. Following his studies under Gaspar Enriquez at Bowie High School, Alvarado delved into public art projects, which included educational components and community involvement. He is involved in an ongoing mural education program in Dallas, Texas which includes two full-scale murals created with students from the El Paso’s Juvenile Detention Center; and another project of two large murals depicting the history and culture of El Paso.
Alvarado’s recent public works involved community brainstorming, input, and inspiration through both community meetings and written, anonymous surveys. Alvarado’s artwork has been featured in shows in Mexico City; Buenos Aires, Argentina; the El Paso Museum of Art; the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Cd. Juárez, México – “Binational Art Exhibit” Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.