Nancy Ariza

Minneapolis, MN

Screen Print  |  18 X 24 inches

Artist Statement


The Minneapolis Uprising has sparked a movement to defund the police, redirect funds to non-policing forms of public safety and community support. Over decades we’ve seen public schools, healthcare agencies, and housing programs as well as other services necessary to create a stable, healthy, and safe community receive budgetary cuts, while law enforcement continues to receive resources despite causing harm to the BIPOC community. Though our nation’s scarcity mindset would like us to believe that there are not enough resources for everyone, disrupting systems that misalign with community needs allows us to center access to essential human rights.

Artist Bio

Nancy Ariza is a Latinx printmaker, educator, and art administrator based in Minneapolis, MN. Her artwork explores storytelling and memory through prints, book arts, and installation. She currently works as the Learning and Engagement Coordinator at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and has taught at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minnesota Center for Books Arts, Walker Art Center, East Side Arts Council, and more. Ariza holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Printmaking from Minnesota State University, Mankato.