Photo Credit: Vanessa Acosta

By: The We Take Note Crew

Ernesto Yerena Montejano was born in El Centro, CA, a mid-sized farming town bordering Mexicali, BC, MX. Fueled by his cross-national upbringing, his art practice reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the US.-Mexico border. The artist shares narratives of his conflicts of identity that he feels are kindred to what many Chicanos of these communities experience. He also shines a light on Native/Indigenous cultures as well. To learn more, visit his Instagram or his studio in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.