Steve Alfaro is an artist and activist from Los Angeles, California. As an art student he interned as a motion graphics designer at LATV, a bilingual music and entertainment network. He went on to work at SiTV (now Fuse ), a leading cable channel for bicultural Latinos, where he helped develop branding campaigns for reality shows including Jammin’, Model Latina, and the Crash the Parties political reporting contest. In 2008 he joined Voto Latino in Washington DC, the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to increasing civic participation within Latino youth. His work has garnered awards, such as a Webby Honoree Award, and a MySpace Impact Award. He assisted in the production of an MSNBC Special: Beyond Borderlines with Lawrence O’ Donnell and Maria Teresa Kumar, which focused on immigration. The show was nominated for an EMMY at the 2011 News & Documentary Awards. His graphic artwork has been featured on The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, GOOD Magazine, and the Washington Post and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American center. Steve continues to do graphic art as an independent artist and has displayed his work at multiple art exhibits across the country. Exhibitions include Manifest Hope during the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Re: form School in New York, Manifest Equality in Hollywood, Manifest Justice in Los Angeles, and CrossLines at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building. Selected to participate in 2019 Ideas Festival, Session 2.
2019 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Alfaro is an artist and activist from Los Angeles, California.