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Sita Cardenas in a Tails costume playing video games

About the Artist
Sita Cardenas

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. My two absolute favorite pastimes growing up were drawing and playing video games. It really shaped my world and influenced the kind of people I surrounded myself with from a young age to adulthood. I also always had an interest and admiration in ancient cultures and art, especially Mesoamerica since my father's side of the family is originally from Mexico City. I remember always being surrounded by family and culture which had a big impact on me. The artwork that I have been creating over the last several years really reflects those elements of my life and the things that helped form the person I am today.

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an artist and have been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil. I was the introverted artist kid in middle school and mostly drew inspiration from my favorite video games and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. In high school I took art classes and started experimenting with more mediums like watercolor and acrylic. After some community college credits, I attended the University of Arizona and studied Illustration, graduating in 2010 with a BFA.


A collection of Alebrijes from Mexico
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