Ale Carrillo-Estrada
Metalsmithing | Jewelry

Ale Carrillo-Estrada is a native of the Ciudad Juárez and El Paso U.S.-Mexico border region. In 2009, she acquired a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating Cum Laude with concentrations in metalsmithing and sculpture. In 2018, she received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She explores themes related to identity, border culture, and social justice. Her overall vision is to understand political problems holistically and provide social commentary through the creations of objects, sculptures, performances, and jewelry.