Primer registro de mujeres artistas visuales
mexicanas, mexico-americanas y chicanas en Los Ángeles
First registry of Mexican, Mexican-American and
Chicana Visual Artists in Los Angeles
Hedy Torres (b. 1988) was born in Colima, Mexico to a family of seven. She is currently residing in Los Angeles CA.
She moved to the United States in 2006 and obtained a Green Card and General Education Diploma (GED) in 2009.
Torres worked various jobs in order to be able to afford her education, including work as a street vendor and an Uber drive. During her time as a street vendor, Hedy came face-to-face with the harsh reality of this hard and often dangerous occupation. This experience inspired the direction of her artwork to focus on street vendors: the unseen, hardworking and often forgotten people who truly make Los Angeles the multicultural city that we all enjoy.
Various personal experiences also prompted the topic of Hedy’s dissertation thesis –spotlighting the stories of undocumented immigrants in the US.
Hedy holds a MA with an emphasis on Painting and Drawing from California State University, Northridge.