Favianna Rodriguez (Art Director) is an artist-entrepreneur who has helped foster resurgence in political arts and media both locally and internationally. Named by UTNE Magazine as one of the country's leading “visionary artists,” Rodriguez is renown for her leadership in establishing innovative institutions that promote education and engage new audiences in the arts. In 2001, Rodriguez co-founded the EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) and Visual Element in Oakland, California, to train young artists in the tradition of street art and muralism. In 2003, she co-established the Taller Tupac Amaru print studio. Rodriguez is always seeking ways to make art more accessible and participatory. Additionally, Rodriguez is co-founder and president of Tumis Inc., a bilingual design studio. As president of Tumis, Rodriguez travels extensively to consult with organizations interested in using visual communications and new technologies to promote community building and social change. In 2006, Rodriguez co-edited Reproduce and Revolt!, an unprecedented collection of 600 political images for royalty-free creative use.
*Other Ghosts of the River Artists: Cascada de Flores, Octavio Solís, Larry Reed