Tortilla art refers to fine art that uses tortillas as a canvas.[1][2][3] The tortilla(s) are baked, often coated with acrylic and painted or screenprinted.[2][4] The purpose of tortilla art is to reflect the Chicano cultural roots of the artist.[5] Tortilla art is a technique used in many countries. According to one tortilla artist,[6]

"I use the Tortilla as a Canvas because it is an integral part of the Hispanic Culture and my heritage. For the subject matter of my tortilla paintings, I use imagery that is representative of Latinos, conveying their hopes, art, beliefs and history. As the tortilla has given us life, I give it new life by using it as an art medium."

— Joe Bravo

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy is an art group that utilizes tortilla art as a medium, they are located in San Francisco's Mission district, the members include Joseph "Jos" Sances, René Yañez, Rio Yañez, and Art Hazelwood.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "The Tortilla Art of Joe Bravo: Gallery". Highland Park-Mount Washington, CA Patch. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  2. ^ a b "Tortilla Art: Ultimate In Good Taste!". CBS News. June 21, 2007. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  3. ^ "Joe Bravo - Tortilla art". Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. 2001-11-30. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  4. ^ Romo, Terezita; Ramos, E. Carmen; Zapata, Claudia E.; Reinoza, Tatiana (2020). ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Princeton University Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-691-21080-3.
  5. ^ "Tortilla Art | Good Food". KCRW. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  6. ^ "Tortilla Art". Joe Bravo. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  7. ^ "Advice to Young Artists: René Yáñez". Mission Local. Retrieved 2015-04-21.

A list of noteworthy tortilla artists