Brisa “BriBe” Becerril

Brisa Becerril

Brisa Becerril, Artist

“The image on the cover is the first thing that came to mind when I heard this was the Latina issue of QOS. I used acrylic paint and paint markers on canvas, a medium I am comfortable with.

To me a Latina is not just someone que tiene piel morena, pelo negro y que es chiquita pero picosa, but she can be. A Latina can be black como el cafe sin leche, white como espuma del mar, canela brown, sunny yellow, iridescent gold, veridian green, midnight blue; it doesn’t matter. What connects all Latinas is their espiritu de luchonas. They are there to cultivate the seeds of future ideas and help push them forward,” said Brisa “BriBe” Becerril.


Born in California and now residing in Evanston, Ilinois, Brisa Becerril has always been intrigued by her heritage. Her work examines the Chicana woman’s identity and role in today’s society. Dealing with mostly drawing, Brisa uses different styles and mediums to explore the paradox of Chicanismo. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Northeastern Illinois University in 2016. Before graduating she won several awards for her design work at the university’s newspaper, the Independent. As an Art Club officer she helped organize the Darkness show held at Genesis Gallery (4201 South Archer Ave, Chicago, IL) as well as the painting of several murals around the NEIU campus. She has participated in several art shows in Chicago and Blue Island. She currently works as a commissioned tattoo, mural, and graphic design artist.

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