Ariana Paloma Mungia is an educator, scholar, and artist living and working in Ontario, California. She believes every child deserves access to high quality arts experiences. She has dedicated her life to that purpose by advocating for arts education in her community and pursuing her PhD in Education. At Loyola Marymount University she obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Studio Arts. Through her studies, she found a passion for ceramic sculpture, an appreciation for drawing, and a love for collage. Her works ranges in mediums as she continuously challenges herself and cultivates her creative skillset. Most of her work focuses on the human figure, movement, and texture.
She loves the art marking process, and it is the core of her artistic practice. She believes that arts have the power to heal and transform lives. When she creates art, she engages in self-care and self-love. She focuses on how she is making a piece and why. She works with a variety of materials and she’s always experimenting and learning. She uses art as a place to express herself, to share her perspective, and to challenge herself. With every artwork she creates, she grows as an artist and person.