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About

Rosalia Torres-Weiner is an artist, activist and community leader in Charlotte, NC. Her art captures the themes, colors and rich symbolism of her native home of Mexico. In 2010, Rosalia shifted the focus of her work from commercial art to art activism, after witnessing the repeated injustices and dysfunction of our  immigration system.  Her work has been exhibited in venues including the McColl Center for Arts and Innovation, Levine Museum of the New South, and UNCC’s Projective Eye Gallery.  Her public murals celebrate the rich history as well as the changing demographics of the South. She also uses her art to document social conditions, and to raise awareness about issues that are affecting immigrant communities such as family separation, access to public education, racism and moving beyond common stereotypes.