Yvette Serrano is a multidisciplinary artist from Santa Fe, NM. Her work draws references from the Southwest and speaks on the systems of power, policies, and violence that continues to displace people and challenge our relationship to land and memory. She obtained her BFA in Communication Design from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is currently an MFA candidate at Arizona State University.


2024   MFA (pending), Intermedia Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ,
              (expected May 2024)

2018    BFA, Communication Design,
              Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM


2022     The CHARLA Fund, US Latinx Art Forum (USLAF), USA
2022     Culture Connects Impacts Mini Grant, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Santa Fe, NM

2022     Artist Opportunity Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2019     Grant recipient, Fulcrum Fund Grant, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2018     Story Maps Fellowship, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM


2023     The Galbut Prize, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2022    When The Dogs Stop Barking, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2021     Homeland [In]security, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2021     The Art Grads, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2021      A World Without Prisons..., #FreeThemAll Billboards, Fronteristxs, Los Lunas, NM

2020     Everyday Atrocities, Provacateur Projects, Santa Fe, NM
2020    Voces Del Viento, Windows of the Future, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
               (in Collaboration with Kemely Gomez)

2019     Peripheral Shelters, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2018     In the Ruins of the Anthropocene, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018     Story Maps Fellowship Exhibition, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2018     Centennial, Etiquette, Santa Fe, NM

2018     Mirror Box, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM

2018     The Art of Being, Gathering of Queer Nations III, Corpus Arts, Albuquerque, NM.

2017     Outdoor Vision Fest, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

2017     Totally Unfair! Southwest Annex Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (Juror: Claude Smith,
              Exhibitions Manager, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM)


2020     Santa Fe Community Screen Printing, Santa Fe, NM

Curator/ Organizer

2021     shoutout to nostalgia, The Annex, Santa Fe, NM

2018     No Signal, Santa Fe, NM

2017     No Signal, Santa Fe, NM


Lynn Trimble, “Finding Water in the West,” Southwest Contemporary, March 03, 2023.

Edgar Picazo Merino
, “Resisting Superficial Narratives About the US-Mexico Border,” Hyperallergic, December 13, 2022.

JC Gonzo, “An Artist’s Summer,” Santa Fe Reporter, June 08, 2022.

Shane Tolbert, “In the Ruins of the Anthropocene,” The Magazine, January 30, 2019.

Jordan Eddy, “Mapping the Divide,” Santa Fe Reporter, November 27, 2018.

Alicia Inez Guzmán, “No Signal,” Santa Fe Reporter, October 24, 2017.


Highlands University, NM

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM


Press of the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM

University of Denver, Denver, CO

© Yvette Serrano