TLaloC (1982) is an interdisciplinary artist, award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and Educator born in the industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Illustration, by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and was recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. He currently works as a Full-time Teacher in the First Year Experience (FYE) department, in parallel with the Illustration Department at MICA.
His work is the result of a ludic exploration of art, illustration, graphic and product design. It is mainly focused in creating and expanding universes full of impossible taxonomies. Among the most recurrent and identifiable themes in his work, is the fascination with the unknown, the obsolescence of things, the collective memory, semiotics, nostalgia, and the elaboration of nonexistent languages. His work aesthetic is easily recognized by its strangely familiar objects and characters; and the diverse inclusion of technologies like neon lights, lightboxes, 3-D printing, laser cutting/engraving, inflatable sculptures and many others.