Daniel Santollo (Tekpatl) was born in Michoacan, Mexico and lived there till the age of 9. Art became his passion at a very early age. Blessed with an abundance of imagination and creativity along with his
environment, it was only a matter of time till he would pick up a pencil and a piece of paper and start
capturing the beauty of his surrounding. At the age of 9, Santollo and his family took a leap of faith and
made their journey from Michoacan, MX to Portland, OR. When Santollo arrived to his new home (Portland) he quickly realized that most people couldn’t understand stand him, so art became one of his most valuable tools that allowed him to communicate with others when words were not a option. Santollo has now lived the majority of his life in Portland. Some of his most recent work was done for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Portland Parks Foundation. His personal work is highly influenced by his upbringing in Mexico, and life experiences in the United States. He is an active member of IDEAL PDX and has also worked with PSAA to create some beautiful murals around the Portland area.
Frida y los Axolotl is a merch line featuring Frida Kahlo and two Axolotls that will be available at the Portland Art Museum Gift Shop.