Claudia Cano, she/her

Resident Teaching Artist

Claudia Cano is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with an interest in performance, photography, textiles, screenprinting, and social practice. Her studies include projects that observe the interactions between Mexican and American cultures. Cano, a Latina artist, focuses on addressing the marginalization and inequality that women in the immigrant community face.

Claudia Cano is originally from Mexico. After obtaining a degree in Communication Sciences at the Technological Institute of Monterrey (1988), Cano studied photography at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. In 1997, she studied Advertising at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, where she subsequently taught photography courses for several years and coordinated different programs at the University Extension. Cano left Mexico in 2002 to reside in San Diego, California.

In 2014, Cano obtained a Certificate in Museum Studies from San Diego Community College, and in 2017, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Diego State University with an emphasis in painting and printmaking.

In the past eight years, Cano has lectured, taught courses, performed, and exhibited at universities, community colleges, and museums in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Tijuana. Cano is passionate about creating and running community-based programs for kids and adults that encourage creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking. Cano currently lectures at SDSU.