Adriana Yadira Gallego
Discipline: Visual arts
Program Affiliations: Arts Foundation Staff
Adriana graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts. As a painter, her artwork is forged from ideals about equality and understanding rooted in the Civil Rights and Feminist movements, with sensibilities born out of her upbringing alongside the United States-Mexico border. She is the recipient of the Border-Ford Bi-national Painting Award and continues to build a repertoire of exhibitions, publications and speaking engagements.
Adriana Gallego is the Executive Director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. In her cumulative roles as an artist, administrator and educator she has developed programs, grants, services and resources in support of arts organizations, artists, universities/schools, community groups and government agencies. Adriana was the Chief Operating Officer for the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Educational Assistant at the Norton Simon Museum, and Arts Educator throughout Arizona and California. Currently, Gallego is on the board of directors for Grantmakers in the Arts and Map Fund.