Artist and community activist Leo Límon lives and works in Los Angeles, where he was born in 1952. During the early years of the Chicano art movement he was involved with Mechicano Art Center, Plaza de la Raza, and Centro de Arte Público. Límon is widely recognized for his murals and prints, many created at Self Help Graphics and Art, where he helped develop the organization’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration and the Atelier printmaking program.
He has worked tirelessly as a youth advocate who has reached thousands of at-risk Los Angeles youth using his art to intervene in the gang violence of Los Angeles. Leo Limon’s successful, innovative cultural arts-based strategies and methods address a range of social issues. This process is defined as aesthetic activism that uses art for social transformation and social justice.