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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015

Alvarez, Jari "WERC", 1980-


Collection Information

Size: 1.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jari "WERC" Alvarez (1980- ) is a graffiti artist who was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. Geraldine "Gera" Lozano (1981- ) is a public artist from New Jersey. They both reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The papers were donated in 2015 by Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano.

Language Note

The collection is in English and Spanish.


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.