San Francisco born and raised, Mission District native, Lucia Gonzalez Ippolito is a Mexican-Italian artist, teacher, and activist. As a painter she focuses on cultural/political themes in oil paint. As a muralist she created the Mission Makeover Mural and Women of the Resistance mural both in San Francisco’s Balmy Alley, as well as a 5′ x 5′ tile mural for a youth organization in the Dheisheh Refugee camp in Palestine. Lucia has also collaborated on several other Bay Area murals including the most recent and largest mural of the Latino Cultural District, Alto al Fuego en la Mision; and assisted muralists like Juana Alicia’s on her La Llorona mural, Daniel Galvez’s Carnaval mural, and Jos Sances’ Castro Valley Library Mural. Lucia has a collection of political posters in the Library of Congress with the collective she is a member of called the San Francisco Poster Syndicate. She has also exhibited in various group art shows in galleries such as the Diego Rivera Gallery, Alley Cat Bookstore, Evolved, and Juan Fuentes Gallery. After studying at schools such as Oxbow, Chicago Art Institute, and graduating from City College of San Francisco and San Francisco Art Institute, she is furthering her role as an artist and teacher through the Art Therapy Masters Program at Notre Dame de Namur. Currently, Lucia is working on a comic book sponsored by the San Francisco’s Arts Commission.