Alicia Villegas-Rolon is a contemporary Chicana artist and teacher. Her work is guided by the process of painting people in her community. She is like many artists who teach; a person between roles easily navigating between both - student then teacher back and forth. As an American of Mexican decent who identifies as a Chicana- raised in between, hyphenated, a child of Mexican immigrant parents growing up in Los Angeles, Alicia easily crosses from one role, perspective or culture to the next and her work reflects these themes.
Alicia grew up in the San Gabriel Valley where her parents still live in the house she and her 6 other siblings grew up in. As the first in her family to earn a AA and BA degree in Fine Art and since graduating from Cal State University, Fullerton with an MFA in Drawing and Painting in 2017, Alicia has continued to teach and work. She has exhibited in several local group exhibitions and plans on continuing to teach, paint and garden as much as is possible for the rest of her life.