Derek Alvarez was born in Whittier, California and grew up in the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas of southern California. He has since lived in North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado, San Diego, and Albania… and has traveled throughout the western United States and Europe. He and his wife currently live in Cortez, Colorado.
Derek graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree, Magna cum Laude.
He is an award winning artist whose artwork has been displayed in galleries in Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona and New York city. He has been selling art since 2002 and his work is now part of several public and private collections throughout the country.