Manuel Fernando Rios is a West Sacramento, CA based artist, curator, Axis Gallery member, YoloArts board member and is an Associate Professor of Art at Woodland Community College in Woodland, CA. Rios earned his BA and MA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento and was awarded with the Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship. He then received his MFA with an emphasis on Painting from the University of California, Davis. Rios’ work is included in permanent collections at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University and American River College in Sacramento, CA. Manuel has shown in such venues as the Museum of the African Diaspora (M.o.A.D.), San Francisco, CA and the Museum of Culture and the Environment, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.