Chandra Narcia

Visual Design, Web Design, Videography, Photography Phoenix, Arizona

Chandra Narcia is a Photographer, Graphic Designer & Multimedia artist currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work ranges from Photo Journalism to Logo/Identity Design and has appeared in CNN, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Arizona Republic, Democracy Now, Colorlines, Phoenix New Times, La Voz, Inked Magazine, Dignidad Rebelde Blog, and the ALTO Arizona Campaign. Chandra has also displayed her work in various gallery exhibitions such as Faces of Garfield Exhibit, FootPrints: SB1070 Art Exhibit, One Year After Hurricane Sandy: Photo Exhibit, Vital Voices: Human Rights Photography, NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizational Network) Undocubus Photo Exhibition, and Changing the Tides Poster Exhibit. She holds a degree in Communication Design and Art History from the Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn New York. She also studied at The Academy of Art San Francisco - MFA Program in New Media (Web Design & Motion Graphics). She was named One of the Four Artists who are reshaping America’s Immigration Debate by Colorlines, and her MFA group project was featured in the 2011 Academy of Art Spring Show.

Professionally, Chandra has worked for various art/media based organizations. As a designer with the bay area, TUMIS Inc., a design firm that is dedicated to lasting systemic and social change, she supports efforts to bring about justice by providing effective communication services to organizations. While in the bay area, Chandra was a Program Assistant for SNAG (Seventh Native American Generation)Magazine she helped Bay Area Native Youth develop media arts skills. Additionally she is a co-founder of Culture is Life, a Women of Color Media Arts Collective in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently she is part of and co-founder of Four Pixels which is an Indigenous Design Collaborative based out of Phoenix, Arizona and also serves as an AOPPYC (Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council) Advisory Board member mentoring the Gila River Indian Community Youth Council.

Additionally, as part of her creative and professional work, Chandra has utilized her skills to work with various people of color communities and organizations to promote social justice. She continues to work with the youth of the Gila River Indian Community in promoting leadership and cultural awareness. A commitment she has made since her youth. Chandra is of four tribes: she is Akimel O’odham and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, but, she is also Tohono O’odham, Hopi and Laguna. Her experiences with all cultures are reflected in her work to improve the quality of life for all people.

Awards

2011

4 Artists Who Are Reshaping the Immigration Debate, Colorlines [link]

2013

Showing Face in Garfield, Remezcla [link]

2014

Live interview on KJZZ/NPR for Faces of Garfield, KJZZ/NPR [link]

2014

Press on Faces of Garfield Exhibit, Downtown Devil [link]