EMPOWER Speaker: Franceska Gamez

EMPOWER Speaker: Franceska Gamez

Franceska Gamez is a visual artist, born in Manila, raised in the Bay Area, currently living in Sacramento. You can find her painting massive murals, creating immersive installations and captivating sculptures. Her artwork is rooted in storytelling, community collaboration, history, advocacy, and hope. Her practice in the arts has led to dynamic bouts in carpentry, music, writing, curation, art conservation, community organization and project management. She is co-founder of 1810 Gallery LLC, a platform that uplifts underrepresented creatives. 1810 Galley has hosted group exhibitions, skill-building classes, live art events, pop-up markets, and youth workshops. She is a member of M5Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote, educate, support, and provide fiscal sponsorship in the arts through projects that engage the public in a meaningful way.  Franceska is a member of Trust Your Struggle (TYS), a collective of visual artists, educators, and cultural workers dedicated to social justice, environmental sustainability, and organizing through the medium of public art and activism. Her artwork can be seen throughout California, the East Coast, overseas in Europe and Southeast Asia. If she isn’t creating art, you can find her in Sacramento, seeking and building opportunities for other artists to share theirs.