El Paso, TX

Manuel Guerra (b. 1969) was born and raised in El Paso, TX.  What we call “locura” is Manuel Guerra’s unique way of taking aim at the folly of mankind. Manuel is a contemporary artist who mixes memory and Meso-American mythology to produce traditional renderings and prints of hilarious caricatures and lampoons in which the outcome is usually bizarre and/or violent. The works strongly point out the hypocrisy; foolishness, moral and ethical transgressions observed in the human fraternity of life in a predominantly Mexican-American ghetto.

Artist Statement

The majority of artists are dedicated people who tend to take themselves too seriously to consider combining humor and “fine art." To balance that however, we must remember that humor is a vital part of life, communication and survival

Images of Work


Relief Printing
Screen Printing

Favorite Products

We love using all environmentally safe inks (Akua, Speedball Posse, Tools, Paper). They are just "feel good products", quality, reliable, fair priced products.

Upcoming Workshops/Events

8/24/2021- Fall 2021 Semester-University of Texas-El Paso-Printmaking 1-1:30-4:20 pm- 16 students. Students will be educated using the 4 printmaking processes. Extensive demos throughout the semester using speedball products (akua ink, spedball posse colored inks, Arnhem paper and much more!)


8/25/2021- A Celebration of Life: Remembering Juan Sandoval-–Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Sunland Park, New Mexico- 5pm-9pm. We will be printing live on location -a laser cut commerative image of Mr. Sandoval live for 150 people using speedball products and an etching press.


8/ 27/2021- Hecho A Mano-Santa Fe, New Mexico- Alberto Cruz opening reception. 5pm-8pm. We will be printing live on location using a tortilla press, speedball products and relief cut images from Horned Toad Prints, 3 Gatos and Taller Centro Grabado. 75 people expected.


9/16/2021-El Paso Museum of Art-Soft Opening: Taller Grafica Popular Exhibition-5:00-9pm Develop a 7” x 10” print inspired by the exhibition. Edition of 50 prints - printed live on location to educate community. All prints will be given free to museum attendees. Using speedball materials (Ficks supergrapic black, Speedball posse colored inks, Arhem paper, cutters, etc.) 100+ attendees.


10/8-9/2021- Southwest Print Fiesta 2021-Silver City, New Mexico-8 am-9pm-Horned Toad Prints & Friends pop up printing- Live printing! We will be printing throughout the festival- friends of the Horned Toad/3 Gatos/Remarque Print shop using the tortilla press. Speedball products will be used-Akua inks (Black and color printing)


05/2022- Rockport At Center, Rockport,TX. Approved: 2-3 day Workshop using the tortilla press and speedball products. 15-20 student limit. More details coming soon