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Consuelo Velasco Montoya

Consuelo Velasco Montoya
Teaches In
MFA Public Practice

MA USC; BA UC Santa Cruz


Consuelo Velasco Montoya (Chelo) is an artist working in design, education, and social practice. She is the founding Program Manager and a faculty member in the Graduate Public Practice MFA Program at Otis College of Art and Design where she teaches professional practices. Chelo previously worked at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro Art) on public art projects for the Expo Light Rail. She is on the selection committee for the Social Practice Art (SPART) funding initiative and is a board member of the Vincent Price Art Museum. Chelo has an B.A. in fine art from UC Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Graphic Design at Otis.