About the Artist-in-Residence Program

At Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, we believe that the arts are a place where we are able to discover ourselves, explore the world around us, imagine brilliant futures, and connect with our communities. We believe that the arts are not a luxury, and instead, that art and creative expression are a key part of every child’s development and education. We strive to teach children that the arts and culture are not only something they can interact with, but something they can also help to create.


Our Artists-in-Residence


Julie Eliza Cardenas
February 4 – April 28, 2024

Julie focuses her craft on painting and comic illustration while exploring her own lived experiences of being a first-generation Mexican-Peruvian-American.

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Eri Honda
October 14, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Eri Honda creates elaborate dreamscapes and whimsical characters as a meditation on joy and peace.

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Nancy Chang
July 15 – October 8, 2023

Nancy Chang’s artwork weaves together themes of ecology, identity, and belonging, inviting viewers to explore their relationship with the natural world.

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Alexis Javellana Hill
April 22 – July 15, 2023

Alexis Javellana Hill’s work brings us into her exploration of found objects such as tickets, receipts, bags, grocery lists, and cards from the South Bay.

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Muneeba Zeeshan
January 14 – April 16, 2023

Muneeba Zeeshan’s mixed media artwork uses alcohol ink and acrylic ink on Yupo paper and canvas to create abstract work that simultaneously rises, evaporates, exudes and overflows.

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Rayos Magos
October 15, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Rayos Magos creates fluidly between mediums such as collage, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.

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Evelyn Anderson
July 1 – October 14, 2022

Evelyn Anderson is an oil painter, muralist, and poet whose family portraits explore the idea of homeland and belonging.

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For more information about the Artist-in-Residence’s current hands-on art activities with children and families, please visit: The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio.