Artist Angelina Villalobos, aka 179, Infuses Her Art with Art, Culture, and Family

Here is my most recent interview with South Seattle Emerald on my art programming, youth outreach, and art goals. I am really proud of of this piece and talk about a lot of things that make me the artist and activist I am today

<3. Please read.

South Seattle Emerald

by Jessie McKenna

Angelina Villalobos, who goes by the moniker “179,” uses art to affect social change. Through drawing and painting, she explores her past and Latinx identity, dissecting elements of a traditional Mexican-Catholic education. She is consciously unlearning aspects of it, such as gender norms — issues, she said, “would do me harm and will ultimately hold me back.”

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