Gloria “GLOE” Talamantes


Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes is a Mexican American graffiti artist, writer, educator, and cultural worker from Chicago. With more than 20 years of experience in the arts, Gloe led Chicago’s first all-women graffiti mural with the support of the Hip-Hop collective, Synergy. Her art consists of mural painting, printmaking, photo-documenting, and writing. She has self-funded several murals across the city and is the founder of the Brown Wall Project.

Most recently she co-founded the ONE Lawndale Project alongside a collective of women from South Lawndale (Little Village), who came together to provide mutual aid during the uprisings and pandemic of 2020. Currently, she facilitates free pop-up art workshops in various neighborhoods across Chicago, volunteers providing meals on the South and West Side. Gloria believes that art is a universal language that can be used to learn, grow, and heal.