Muralist, Painter, and Sculptor

Eder Cetina’s work explores the complexity of Los Angeles as “a place of glamour and dirt—it’s a love/hate relationship”. Cetina’s work often refers to pop and mass culture using gesture and graphic symbols. Furthermore, he explores the dynamics of the everyday with references to urban culture.

Eder Cetina (the Creative Director of A+D Museum) is a Los Angeles muralist, painter, and sculptor. He received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, he was awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Council Arts Fellowship and won the prize of Best in Show. Cetina’s work has been sought after by major museum collections including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Norton Simon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Autry, UCLA, Skirball Cultural Center, and the J. Paul Getty Museum-where his work is in the permanent collection. LACMA, Coachella, and the Museum of Contemporary Art have commissioned him for large-scale projects. This includes LACMA’s Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, which won the award for Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art. Recently, Eder Cetina was included in the iconic Getty Graffiti Black Book.