Originally from El Paso Texas, visual artist Chico Sierra now resides in the midwest. Primarily a self taught artist, Chico attempts to connect the dots of his cultural history and create new stories based around humanism, class structures and social justice. Influenced by his interests in varying social sciences and spiritual iconography he is attempting to create new narratives using symbolism that has been previously clouded by colonialism and more recently appropriated by euro-centric new age spiritualism.
Chico has shown consistently in various galleries in Kansas City, and has work that has been acquired and has shown at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. He has spoken on cultural appropriation at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and was a featured artist as part of their Picasso exhibit. He has also assisted with the Nelson Atkins Museum Day of the Dead exhibit for several years through their collaboration with Mattie Rhodes. Because of his work on culture and ethnic identity he has taught various workshops, has been asked for his thoughts on varied panels and is outspoken in regards to these subjects.