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Timoi is a Multi-media artist that originally hails from Guatemala and now embraces Los Angeles as her own. The female empowering art often features the series of female characters (The Killer Calo Series®), led by Calo, who may seem sweet and innocent, yet are ready to fight for what they believe in. The social and political work has included being the Artist-in-Residence at Room 13 Foshay, L.A. a student run, and financed, self sustainable, multi-media art studio; Currently serving as President of MIA (Mujeres Iniciando en las Americas), which is a non-profit organization that builds bridges of understanding and using a restorative justice framework in Guatemala and the United States to eradicate violence against women.
“The goal of my work is to impact the viewer; make them think about the paradox of delicacy, and strength of women and the feminine spirit. By sharing my work with the world I hope to bring color and inspiration for people globally, and change the situation in Guatemala through MIA, Action and Art. For me the personal and political facets drive my art and creative processes. My drive is in what I will leave here behind for generations to come."
Not identifying herself with any one “type”, she explores the world that exists within. Painting is her place of nirvana. Her fusing of colors, culture, and attention to detail make her artwork abstract, surreal, animated, and transmutational. Her style is that of expression and growth.