Jose Alberto Gomez

I became fascinated with skulls during high school and it increased even further after taking human anatomy classes in college.  My fascination with the human body and Mexican heritage is what inspired me to truly focus my art toward Dia De Los Muertos skulls.

I currently work as an Education Specialist for the Community Bridges WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) program here in Santa Cruz. My job is what brought me to this area and it’s given this wonderful opportunity to display my art in the surrounding environment. Over the years I have built a collection and I feel very fortunate to live in a city full of art, history, and music. I use a brush and acrylic paint for the majority of the pieces and try to incorporate a variety of colors in my work. 

My work is currently on display at Coffeetopa – 1723 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Art Style: Abstract

Main Focus: Dia De Los Muertos

Current Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Hometown: Concord, CA

Education: California State University, Chico  (Exercise Physiology with a Nutrition Minor)

“Never Abandon Imagination”