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Roberto Lloyd Delgado
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Glazed porcelain, limestone
Internal Services
East Los Angeles Civic Center
4800 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Latitude: -118.160673 - Longitude: 34.033883
Image: Pavers

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Roberto Delgado’s artwork for the East Los Angeles Civic Center has two parts – a series of ceramic tile and limestone pavers interspersed in the Center’s cement walkways and two ceramic tile murals attached to matching vertical columns at the Center’s Transit Plaza entrance facing 3rd Street. The tile pavers are a collage of photographic images, Meso-American designs, colorful glass mosaic tiles and handdrawn outlines of shapes and human figures. Delgado worked with the East Los Angeles community to find the historical and contemporary photographs. He combined the photos with other motifs and colors to create a cultural and historical puzzle in each tile. There are 97 ceramic and 584 limestone pavers dotted throughout the Civic Center’s entrances and paths.

About the Artist

Roberto Delgado is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the Koreatown area. After serving three years in the US Army in Vicenza, Italy, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and completed his BA and MFA at UCLA. He has received several fellowships, including two Fulbrights to conduct research in Mexico and to teach mural painting in Honduras. His public art commissions have steadily increased in the past few decades. Among his public projects are works for the LAPD’s North Valley Police Station, the Atlanta International Airport, the Heritage Square Station on MTA’s Gold Line, the Pico-Aliso Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, and the Federal Courthouse in Pocatello, Idaho.