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Jaclyn Alderete is a San Francisco Bay Area artist, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a graduate of San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.
Jaclyn has been passionate about art since she was a child, when she first developed an interest in drawing people. She fell in love with oil paint at the age of 16, and over the years has drawn inspiration from many things; concerns of human existence, society, and our treatment of the environment.
Many of Jaclyn’s paintings challenge traditional gender roles while touching on the characterization of women and the enigmatic history of her culture.