Ernesto Yerena portrait - Photo by Rafael Cardenas

Ernesto Yerena / Ernesto Yerena Montejano

September 10, 2013

Ernesto Yerena Montejano, or simply Ernesto Yerena, is a Mexican-American artist, known for his prints depicting his frustrations with the oppression in his community as well as creating work in solidarity with the community in the defense of dignity and rights. Through his brazen imagery, the artist brings political concerns to light with subject matter that depicts cultural icons, rebels and everyday people voicing their stance against oppression. In 2008 Yerena created the Hecho Con Ganas publishing project in which he produces politically and socially conscience images that are produced in limited edition silkscreen prints.