Francisco Guerrero is originally from Southern California, receiving a BFA from USC’s Roski School and an MFA from conceptual art locus UC, San Diego.

Francisco is primarily a painter whose work spans over 20 years and includes portraiture, mapping, human desire, and military proliferation, all seen through the lens of American popular culture. Francisco was principal for public works mural project from 1997 – 2000, painting murals at Los Angeles City Schools. In 2011 he participated in Domestic Disturbance a group show for Nye+Brown Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2013 he was included in the Frye Museum’s Chamber Music exhibition in Seattle.

As an Associate Professor at Seattle University, Francisco teaches all levels of painting and drawing. He as founding director of the Seattle University Visual Artist in Residence now in its 8th year and is leader of a weekly conversation group of local curators, artists, and collectors on various arts topics, Klatch@Café Presse.

Francisco’s current work is a sculptural marriage of Lowrider custom car paint with surveillance and security equipment. He  lives and works in Seattle, Wa.


El Borracho, oil on canvas, 32" x 42", 1997

El Borracho, oil on canvas, 32" x 42", 1997