Marcus Xavier is a Chicano artist and writer of American Settler and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian descendance. He recently returned home to Las Cruces, New Mexico to work as an artist and focus on community engagement and education.

His work focuses on family and the intersection of class, race and history in what is currently the Southwest region of the United States.



Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Instagram: @chormicle



Arizona State University, Phoenix


Bachelors of Journalism, Print, exp. 2020

Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Minors: Digital Marketing, Studio Art



OTIS College Summer Residency, Santa Monica, California June 2020

(Canceled due to COVID-19)

Selected Exhibitions

Art Obscura, Las Cruces, New Mexico October 2017
{9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona March 2017

Lectures & Artist Talks

Visual Nourishment, August 2020

The Broadcast Education Association Conference, April 2019

Awards & Honors 

Radius Scholarship for the Alex & Rebecca Norris Webb Photobook Workshop - March 2020
Shortlisted, Kris Graves Projects Lost III Book Award, January 2020

Selected Attendee, Charcoal Book Club Portfolio Review, March 2019

Client Work

Headshots, Corporate Shoots, Family Portraits, Grad Photos,

Weddings, Events, Product Shoots & More


Arizona State University

The Hood New Mexico

Arizona PBS

Icebox Brewing Company

Sephra Reyes Studio

Saba Hut/Barricade Culture Shop

DwellFresh Juicebar

Organ Mountain Outfitters

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

South Texas Off Road Racing