Gladis Alejandre was born in Los Angeles and raised in Azusa, California. Her passion toward art started in her childhood. Gladis studied Art in the Ryman Program at USC and moved to Santa Barbarba in 2004 to study Art and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from UC Santa Barbara. In 2010, she received her Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University. Since then, she has show case her art all around California and works as a Freelance Artist and Educator. In 2017, she received a recognition award for her Frida Kahlo paintings by the California State Assembly. Her previous work is a solo installation title "Wings" which celebrates the Hispanic Heritage and Culture though the eyes of Gladis Alejandre. Her current public work is a utility box titled " Route 66" in downtown Azusa ( Azusa Ave and Foothill Blvd).
“My main objective as an artist is to promote and cultivate the importance of higher education, art, and the importance of keeping traditions alive” (Gladis Alejandre).
Freelance Artist (Artist, Curator, Art Teacher) September 2008- Present
Over 8 years of exhibition and curatorial experience * Art galleries including: Santa Paula Art Museum, Latino Art Museum in Pomona, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Monrovia Historical Museum, Chimaya Art Gallery, Plaza De La Raza, Casita Del Pueblo in Whittier, Mi Vida Shop in Highland Park, Mexican Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Pico House in Los Angeles, KGB-Kolor Graphics Bureau in Los Angeles and Artists and Recreational Center (ARC) in Baldwin Park.