Alfred J. Quiroz earned his M.F.A. at the University of Arizona and is currently a Professor in the School of Art. He teaches in the 2D Division (Painting, Drawing and Printmaking), where he has taught for twenty-five years. His research interests include social politics, border issues and history utilized as satire. Among his many awards and recognitions are the Omari-Tunkara Faculty Fellow of the Year and the People’s Choice and Critic’s Choice Award in the 30th Exotic Art Invitational in 2014; the LULAC Latino Artist Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007; and the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Grant in 2003. Alfred’s contemporary narrative paintings have garnered attention in numerous art publications, such as Art in America, Art Week, and The Los Angeles Times. Alfred has taken part in numerous cross-border collaborations, including a seven-year long project with the Mexican artist group Grupo Yonke. His work is on exhibit in the Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.