Fred Alvarado lives and works in Oakland, California. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose artwork investigates modes of collaboration, community activism, and pedagogy focusing on the narratives of the people. Alvarado’s work looks for possible points of interconnectedness building on the potential of building sustainable economies of culture in the existing local communities. Past projects include creating trading cards, coloring books, animated videos, and mural projects. Alvarado has led and collaborated on site specific art works and installations in Poland, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, China, and the United States. Recently, Fred was awarded a grant from the City of Oakland to create a comic book with senior citizens and high school students in the neighborhood he and his family live in, the Fruitvale District in Oakland.