Scope and Content
Title: Diane Gamboa Art Documentation Collection
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 150
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.5 linear feet
(1 document box)
Date (inclusive): 1980-2011
General Physical Description Note:
Language of Materials:
The collection is in English.
This is a small collection housed in one oversized document box, mainly one large binder assembled by the artist that consists
of a cross section of documentation representing her work. Contents include ephemera and photos of the artist’s exhibits between
1980 and 2011. Another segment of the collection consists of slide documentation provided by the artist concerning her work
that is found in the Self Help Graphics and Art Archives (CEMA 3) and in the Shifra Goldman Papers (CEMA 119) housed in the
UCSB California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives of the Department of Special Collections.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], Diane Gamboa Papers, CEMA 150. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by Diane Gamboa, 2013.
Diane Gamboa is a visual artist from Los Angeles California. She attended East Los Angeles College as well as the Otis Art
Institute. She has been producing art, exhibiting her work, and curating visual art for over 30 years, and has been involved
in many different forms of art education ranging from after-school programs, art programs for homeless youth, and in college
and university settings. Her recent solo exhibitions include "Bruja-Ha" at the Tropico de Nopal Gallery , "Chica Chic" in
the Correia Gallery in Santa Monica, and she has exhibited in this country and abroad, including nationally traveling shows
such as the iconic,
Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation.” Diane is a life-long resident of Los Angeles. In the early 80’s she photo-documented the East L.A. punk rock scene. Through
most of the 1980s she was involved in the performance art group, ASCO. Diane organized many site-specific "Hit and Run" paper
fashion shows that became so popular that some of the outfits she created are now housed in museums. During the 1990s and
the 2000s she created many new works using acrylics, oil paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints and ink on aluminum.
Scope and Content
Series I. Exhibits and Events This series contains a large binder Gamboa put together consisting of copies of her event flyers, photos from events, and
descriptions of exhibits from 1980-2011.
Series II. Gamboa's Comments on Her Works This series includes a spiral book containing Gamboa's edits and comments for artworks that are a part of the Self Help Graphics
Archives and the Shifra Goldman Papers. These same comments are also typed and included in a binder format. A final edited
spiral booklet of Gamboa's slides with updated comments have been printed and are included in the document box.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Mexican American artists -- California -- Los Angeles
Mexican Americans -- California -- East Los Angeles