Miriam Cortez-Cáceres is an artist from Los Angeles, CA. Born to undocumented immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador, Miriam explores the narratives of her parents' upbringings and traumas by translating their experiences in her artwork. Creating surrealist paintings, drawings, and stop-motion animations, she deconstructs the politics of her family's ancestry.
Miriam currently works for the nonprofit organization Peace4Kids, a program in Los Angeles serving youth in the foster care system ages 4-26. As an alumna of foster care, Miriam draws upon her personal experience to help advance an agenda of equity for youth impacted by trauma. An advocate for social change, she frequently facilitates Peace4Kids classes, utilizing art as a tool to assist youth in finding their voice.