Crystal Galindo’s need to create started as a child, though she began studying and pursuing art as a career at 21 years old. After graduating from College of the Sequoias in 2009, Crystal moved on to double major in Painting and Chicano Studies at Sonoma State University, graduating in 2013.

Though faced with adversity and harsh critique, Crystal used her numerous self-portraits, body type exploration and focus on the Xicana experience to create her own artistic language. Inspired by the lack of representation of women of color in the media, Crystal’s work spotlights Xicanas in a positive, realistic light.

Crystal is currently completing a new series, "Pink Teardrops", that uses small scale works to address the effects of depression and anxiety on artistic creativity, as well as every day life.