Jose Lozano received his Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely at venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, Patricia Correia Gallery, Self Help Graphics, and Avenue 50 Studio. He has received many awards including a J. Paul Getty Mid-Career Grant in Painting and a California Arts Council Grant for Drawing and Painting.
Born in 1959 in Los Angeles, his mother soon moved the family to her birthplace of Juárez, México. On the border, he found many of the cultural touchstones that continue to influence his work today as an artist and as a children’s book writer. The family returned to Southern California in 1967 where his teachers encouraged him to draw and paint.
José is considered a principal in the vibrant Los Angeles Latino arts scene. His art has been featured in numerous prestigious exhibits in Southern California; his public installation “La Metro Lotería” entertains passengers at the La Brea Metro stop in Los Angeles; and Cheech Martin collects his work for his important Chicano Art Collection. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from California State University at Fullerton. He lives in Anaheim, CA.