BIO: 

As a born and raised Bay Area local and frequent traveller, Francesca Mateo interprets the world around her with visual art and fashion. Her artwork and fashion design has been featured throughout the Bay Area, cross-country and in the Philippines and Korea. Francesca earned her MA in International Studies at the University of San Francisco and BA in Global Studies and Journalism at San Jose State University.

Artist Statement: 
I free my Pinay roots from its history of colonial oppressions through my artwork. Being raised by nourishing yet firm and powerful women, my illustrations depict elements of nature as womxn spirits. Through fashion design, painting and illustration, I aim to honor indigenous craftsmanship, the matriarch that has raised me, and nature.