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Gerald Lovato (b. 1978, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

I am a social practice artist interested in researching behavioral health in my interdisciplinary practice. My goal is to find new ways to use artistic intervention and the theory of artivism as a continuation of what first began in the Chicana Feminist Movement as a social praxis. My approach to this work is an opportunity and invitation for catharsis, both for me and the viewer. 








Gerald Lovato (b. 1978)
New Mexico True, 2021 
sound installation ***TRIGGER WARNING***   


My goal with this piece was to offer a glimpse of what I have been going through over my academic experience at UNM. It is hard to put into words, but it is like, I want relief and it never comes. I want the listener to feel that. You can listen to this sound piece below.









Gerald Lovato (b. 1978), Bridge, oils on redwood, Chicano Park Museum permanent public collection, San Diego, CA, 2016