Emmanuel C. Montoya (b. Corpus Christi, Texas) is a descendent of Lipan Apache and Mexican heritage. He is an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas. Emmanuel has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 46 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at San Francisco State University. Emmanuel’s work has been strongly influenced by the Chicano Art movement of the 60’s & 70’s and the master printmakers and muralists of contemporary Mexico, Latin America and the United States. He believes that artists are integral members of their respective communities and that art must be made accessible to all in society. It is his vision to carry forward this age-old technology of the relief print to meet the print technologies of the 21st century.