LuceroJimmy Lucero teaches painting and drawing at the University of Utah and Westminster College and was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. Lucero obtained a B.S. in Biology from Cal Poly and worked in science labs at UC Davis and Stanford University. After moving to Salt Lake City, Jimmy obtained his BFA (2001) and MFA (2003) from the University of Utah. In addition to teaching and developing his own artwork, Jimmy mentors future artists through public art projects, such as the “Bridges Over Barriers” (BOB) mosaic and mural project on the I-15 underpass, and various “337” projects like “Contemporary Masters” at the Salt Lake Art Center. Jimmy is a social activist and avant-garde artist whose art depicts the plight of undocumented workers and border issues. Jimmy paints with passion and towards his goal of giving a voice to those who do not have access.  Website>