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Ruby Chacón is first generation high school and college graduate in
her family. This experience has informed and inspired her lifelong work in the arts and how it relates to community.
Chacón’s artwork has taken her to many places in the US and
around the world such as India, Thailand, and Morocco. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies to facilitate mural pro- jects. She has been the subject of documentaries, presented her work in many public forums as a keynote speaker, commencement speaker, and participated as a panel presenter. Her work has been published in books, magazines, calendars, as well as covers for aca- demic books. Her most recent book cover is: “Transforming Educa- tional Pathways for Chicano/a Students” by authors Dolores Delga- do Bernal and Enrique Aleman, Teachers College Press.
Her numerous awards include: Utah Governors Mansion Award for visual arts, Salt Lake City Mayors Award for Visual Arts, Humanitari- an Award as well as Distinguished Alumni through the Salt Lake Community College, and so on. Most recently was named one of Utah’s 15 most influential artists.