Crystal Galindo’s need to create started as a child, though she began studying and pursuing art as a career at 21 years old. After graduating from College of the Sequoias in 2009, Crystal moved on to double major in Painting and Chicano Studies at Sonoma State University.
Though faced with adversity and harsh critique, Crystal used her numerous self-portraits, body type exploration and focus on the Chicana experience to create her own artistic language. Inspired by the lack of representation of women of color in the media, Crystal’s work spotlights Xicanas in a positive, realistic light.
Her latest series, “Dulceria” (Candy Store) uses Mexican candy, sweets, and culturally specific snacks to encourage women and femmes of color to shed the guilt that exists in our community when we practice self-indulgence and independence.