Born: William Aurelio Bejarano. San Diego, CA. Guillermo and wife "Pamala" currently live in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico and USA of Laguna Hills, CA.
I was influenced by my study of the Latin American fine arts, Mexican/Meso-American artistry and muralism, including interest into Euro-American Expressionists arts.
I had promoted the Mexican US Latino arts and letters via small-press publications and artists projects "Public Arts" of the City of Los Angeles and LA County arts, including grandmenships of the California Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Biographical/history: William A. Bejarano AKA "Guillermo" was a founding member of the Chicano Street Art “Mural” Movement. He was a former member of the Mechicano Art Center and “El Centro de Arte Publico/Public Art Center”, Los Angeles, CA. part of which Guillermo was the co-founder/publisher of Chismearte, a California State Coalition Community Arts Centers.
1969-1976: Mr. Bejarano attended California State University, Northridge received a BA degree in painting and BA Mexican American Studies. While at, CSUN 1970-71: he was granted "special elective" credits in traveling to Mexico City. DF. The study of the Mexican murals of David Alfaro Siqueiros and was a member in the El Taller Grafica Popular. In 2013, Guillermo was invited to a public documentation video honoring David Siqueiros on behalf of the City of Los Angele, El Pueblo Historic Monument (mural) called "Tropical America".
My Bejarano artwork can be found at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC. “Our America” “The Latino Presence in American Art” see content/section representing the Mechicano (arts collection), His works was also shown at the University of California, Fowler Museum. He was a contributor/presenter for a 2012 KCET presentation on the arts history of Highland Park, California, called Departures, which was aired on KCET’s website. Guillermo’s art is located at the Latino Arts Museum, Pomona, Ca.
Mr. Bejarano is associated of the Todos Santos Studio Tours, Artists-in-residence at the California Museum of Photography.
A member of the following arts collectives: the Mechicano Art Center, El Jardin de Flor y Canto, El Concilio de Arte Popular, Centro de Arte Publico (The Public Art Center) and Self-Help Graphics.
Co-Founder: "ChismeArte magazine, Somos magazine, The Los Angeles' Latino Writers Workshop and Webmastership: losartes.com and networkaztlan.com