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Jake Prendez

Central Gallery

Jake Prendez is a renowned Chicano artist, scholar and public speaker, displaying his work in exhibitions around the country.

Jake creates art with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicana/o culture, activism, social justice, pop culture, and satire. His artistic style ranges from indigenous influence, social realism, portraiture, to colorful urban style art.

He received his Bachelor’s in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington and his Master’s in Chicana/o Studies from California State University Northridge. His Master’s thesis was entitled The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicano Visual Arts. Jake spent 15 years living and working in Los Angeles where he was a founding member of Puro Pedo Magazine, The Barrio Boogie Collective, The Art Jam/ Buen Pastor Mural Project, and the Chicana & Chicano Bar Association of Greater Los Angeles.  

Now back in Seattle Jake is a part of the Colectiva Noroeste, serves on the Northwest Folklife Cultural Focus Committee, is a host of the Pop Up Mercados, serves as Project Manager the Próxima Generación: Youth Residency Project. Jake Prendez is also the owner/director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery; a multi-use space in White Center, hosting art exhibitions, arts workshops, a gift shop for artists and artisans, and a space for events such as spoken word, music and arts related lectures.

Instagram & Facebook: @jakeprendez