"Fred Alvarado was born in Chicago, IL, grew up in Long Beach, CA., and received his Undergraduate Degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, he is completing his Graduate Degree in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts, with an emphasis in Social Practices. Fred also works for the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center in their Youth Program in S.F.’s Mission District. Some of the latest projects he has worked on include Kerry James Marshall’s 2009 “Visible Means of Support” which was commissioned by SFMOMA and he directed SFMOMA’s youth mural at DeFremery Park in Oakland. He also teaches art at McKinley Elementary School (K-5)."