Felicia creates work based on social and spiritual change as she works on the front lines of activism and organizing. Known throughout the Southwest as an established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she has worked with most of the key arts and cultural centers and social service agencies in the greater East Los Angeles area including Self Help Graphics, Proyecto Pastoral and the United Farm Workers. She has also been influential in Los Angeles transnational art and organizing efforts including work with the Zapatistas, Peace & Dignity Journeys and La Red Xicana Indigena.
Felicia has both organized and performed in hundreds of cultural events, conferences, classrooms and protests for many artists and social justice causes for almost two decades. She has published her poetry in the Mujeres de Maiz yearly art and poetry publication since 1997. In 2011, she self-published her own poetry book titled "Ten Fe” which features her poems and performance pieces. Felicia is currently working on her album, which will feature spoken word, floetry and hip-hop. In addition, she has a published essay in the book "Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams" as well as a forth-coming co-written essay on her self-named FE clothing line. Felicia also creates visual and multimedia art and performances including silkscreen, installation and performance art.
Felicia holds a B.A from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures with a minor in Chican@ Studies and a M.A in Chican@ Studies from Cal State Northridge, and a MFA in Public Practice Art from Otis College of Art & Design. With these papers, her clothing line, her performances and decades of work she has reached many communities and circles across Aztlan and beyond with a message of wombyn and Indigenous empowerment through art and activism.
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Facebook: FE (Felicia Montes)
Twitter: @FeliciaFeMontes https://twitter.com/FeliciaFeMontes