My name is Gabriela Alemán, also known as Smug Morenita on the internet, and I'm a Nicaraguan/Salvadoran visual artist. Resonating with the aesthetic of comics and pop art, my work consists of boldly colored graphics that highlight Latinx subjects and cultural iconography not found in most mainstream or Latinx art.
Self-taught, I began drawing and experimenting with different materials and mediums as a means to explore my experiences as a first-generation child of Central American immigrants. My subjects range from folklore dancers to reimagined beer cans and cultural iconography. I'm devoted to using my art to bring visibility to the Central American diaspora and I'm a proud product of San Francisco's Mission District.