Gerardo Monterrubio on his work inspired by his grandparents
Ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio on his works inspired by his grandparents, El Corrido de Don Gustavo Martinez and La Ranchera de Doña Marcelina de Martinez. Bonus video from the NEIGHBORS episode. PBS premiere Friday, September 29, 2017.
Gerardo Monterrubio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. After obtaining a BFA in Ceramic Arts from California State University, Long Beach, he received his MFA from UCLA and currently teaches at Long Beach City College. His work is in the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA) and a few select private collections.
Monterrubio’s work is influenced by murals, prison drawings, graffiti art and old etchings. His complex narratives explore the dark corners of the Mexican immigrant experience and LA’s tough contemporary street culture.