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About Oscar Cristerna

Oscar was born January 1st, 1960 in Mexicali, Baja California.  At the age of 4 his family relocated to Southern Calif for a better quality of life.  Oscar is the first born child in his family.

Oscar was born deaf and began his love of drawing and painting at the young age of six.  His first artwork began in water colors and crayons and as the years passed, he continued to develop self-taught techniques.  He attended and graduated from South Hills High School where he further developed his passion for creative photography and art.

Oscar continued his education at Pasadena City College where he graduated with a degree in Photography and Graphic Design.  He continued advancing his education with additional coursework at California State University Long Beach.  Due to family obligations he diverted his attention away from school. 

He’s an original artist that draws his views with his expressions of life experiences and dream interpretations.  His art is hand-made creations with the use of a variety of textures and materials such as wire, paper and clay which represent his impressions in 3D forms.

Oscar’s works have been featured in a number of local community exhibitions including a gallery exhibit at the Los Angeles City Hall’s Bridge Gallery.  Tom Bradley’s International Terminal at LA International Airport and more.  He has received numerous accolades for his community involvement.

He continues to create new art out of his studio located in the City of Baldwin Park.  His most enjoyable moments have been when art enthusiasts and novices express their impressions of what his art means to them.

 

Oscar R. Cristerna Jr.
Deaf Artist
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