B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Alessandra Moctezuma is an Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Studies and serves the Art Gallery Director. Ms. Moctezuma has earned a Bachelor's degree and Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA and is in a Ph.D. program in Hispanic Languages and Literature at the State University of New York at Stoneybrook.
Ms. Moctezuma taught design classes part-time for a year at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She also worked as a teaching assistant for printmaking and painting classes at UCLA where she was responsible for giving lectures and participating in the critique of student work. Most recently, Alessandra was a teaching assistant and an instructor at SUNY Stoneybrook, teaching classes in Latin American and Mexican culture with an emphasis on the art of those cultures.
In addition, Alessandra has extensive experience as a gallery curator and exhibitor. She worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the Public Arts Officer for nearly four years, managing public arts projects in the Metro System in Los Angeles. Additionally, she was the Gallery Curator for the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, California for three years, with responsibility for managing the gallery exhibitions and designing and supervising gallery installations.
Alessandra Moctezuma is skilled in working with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. She has a strong critical and theoretical background in the Fine Arts and has demonstrated a commitment to integrating art education and community. She also has had experience in designing and installing exhibits in many different venues. In addition to teaching art history and gallery studies classes, Alessandra will direct the Art Gallery.