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See More Than 100 Artworks Inspired by Politics, Social Justice, and Elections

  • Work by Robbie Conal, which was previously exhibited at Fine Art Complex 1101.
  • Lyrics for Adriene Jenik's song previously featured in "Push Comes to Shove" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Work by veteran artist Bradley Thompson featured in "Tough Times" at New City Studio.
  • Seat of the Secret Society by Ann Morton, which was inspired by the presidency of George W. Bush.
  • Work by Bobo Yo on view at Found:RE Phoenix.
  • Works previously featured in "Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Work by José Andrés Girón, who shows work at Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center.
  • Poster by SABO, previously featured in "Provocative Art 2016: Dissent in a Political Age" at Lotus Contemporary Art.
  • Invaders by Julio Cesar Morales featured in "This Machine Kills __________" at Fine Art Complex 1101.
  • Works by Erica Deeman on view at Phoenix Art Museum.
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  • Works previously featured in "Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Piece by Roman Reyes, who shows work at Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center.
  • Conquista-Arizona by Darrin Armijo-Wardle featured in Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art's  "Onloaded 4" exhibition series.
  • Three Donald Trump-inspired works by Gomez Bueno featured in "This Machine Kills __________."
  • Work by Jesse Perry previously exhibited at Practical Art.
  • Work by veteran artist Bradley Thompson featured in "Tough Times" at New City Studio.
  • Works by Brent Bond featured in the recent "Slinging Ink" exhibition at Chartreuse gallery.
  • Brooke Grucella's Walking on Glass featured in "Push Comes to Shove" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Detail of work featured in "Space in Between" presented with ASU Art Museum at Desert Botanical Garden.
  • Mugshot Study by Kehinde Wiley featured in "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" at Phoenix Art Museum.
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  • "Rosa Parks Broadside Series" by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. featured in a recent letterpress exhibit at Chartreuse.
  • Mural by Angel Diaz located in downtown Phoenix.
  • Work by Christina You-sun Park previously exhibited at Eye Lounge.
  • Salvation by Daniel Martin Diaz featured in "Paradise Lost" at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Works previously featured in "Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Work by Claudio Dicochea recently featured in "Claudio Dicochea: Forbidden Futures" at Lisa Sette Gallery.
  • Works recently featured in Angel Cabrales' "Delineation" exhibition at monOrchid.
  • Work previously featured in "Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Work (which has the Spanish translation of the sonnet on the Statue of Liberty) featured in "El Sueño Americano" at Art Intersection's Gallery 4.
  • Work by Vanessa "Agana" Espinoza, previously exhibited at the Hive in Phoenix.
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  • Miss Sir by Gabriela Castro.
  • Detail of Honor Remains by Carrie Sage Curley, previously featured in "Reverberate Her Lines" at the Hive.
  • Ducey's Progress by Wendy Willis of Five15 Arts was inspired by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
  • Letterpress works by Jessica Spring recently featured in "Slinging Ink" at Chartreuse gallery.
  • Detail of book art exhibited at Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Detail of El Veterano/The Veteran by renowned graffiti artists El Mac and Retna, previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Make America Navajo Again and Make America Hopi Again by Vanessa "Agana" Espinoza previously exhibited at the Hive.
  • Election 2000, #7 by Carolyn Lavender, previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • La Emperatriz by Patrick McGrath Muñoz previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Saturday, July 11th, Campaign I by Chris Vena previously exhibited at Shemer Art Center.
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  • Works previously featured in "Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • The Cuba's Soup Homage Warhol Series by Alfredo Mazo Cedeño, previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Bob Carey's Lincoln Memorial (from the Tutu Project), previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Adversaries by Turner G. Davis, previously exhibited at Eye Lounge.
  • Detail of Too Many Capitalists, Not Enough Indians  by Jacob Meders, previously exhibited at the Roosevelt Row shipping container galleries.
  • Lighters seized by border patrol agents from migrants, which were photographed by Tom Kiefer.
  • Playland Security by Nathaniel Lewis, previously exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Darfur, Sudan by Rachel Rock, previously exhibited at ASU's Gallery 100.
  • Detail of OMNI by Rembrandt Quiballo, previously exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Not Yours by Kristen Schneider.
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  • Saturday, June 8th, Occupy Gezi II by Chris Vena.
  • Detail of JJ Horner/Pyramid Country mural in Roosevelt Row.
  • Detail of Let's Get Free mural by Douglas Miles located at Bentley Projects in Phoenix.
  • Detail of Catalyst by Daniel Langhans.
  • Work by Colin Chillag, previously exhibited at The Chocolate Factory in Phoenix.
  • Artists from the Radio Healer collective perform at Fine Art Complex 1101 in Tempe.
  • I'll Bend But I Will Not Break from Betye Saar's previous "Still Tickin'" exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • When Will There Be Peace by Constance McBride previously exhibited at New City Studio.
  • Work by Margarita Cabrera previously exhibited at ASU Art Museum.
  • Detail of Saint Bernie previously on view at Melt in Roosevelt Row.
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  • Poster spotted in the Roosevelt Row arts district in Phoenix.
  • Prints by JustSeeds artists previously shown at Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Detail of quilt by Susan Naomi Bernstein.
  • I am American by Shannon Ludington previously exhibited at ASU's Harry Wood Gallery.
  • Works by Valyntina Grenier.
  • Detail of immigration-themed mural in the Grand Avenue arts district in Phoenix.
  • Detail of Panopticon by Abe Zucca.
  • The Last Summit by Brenda Edwards.
  • Work by Rigo Flores previously exhibited at The Hive art gallery.
  • Mural by Lucretia Torva, located at Alwun House.
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  • Screenprint by Mike Grant previously on view at Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa.
  • Donald Trump by Abe Zucca.
  • Part of "Reconstruction: Artwork by Rogelio Gutierrez" previously exhibited at Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Mentally Assured Development/Destruction (MADD) by Angel Cabrales previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Movie poster by Damian Jim previously exhibited at 1Spot Gallery.
  • Detail of work by Annie Lopez inspired by her family's immigrant roots.
  • Detail of Old Glory by Kate Horvat previously exhibited at ASU's Harry Wood Gallery.
  • Detail of a Flo Razowsky photograph featured in her previous "Up Against the Wall" exhibition at Treeo.
  • Detail of work by Jon Wassom previously exhibited at monOrchid.
  • Red Gun Blue Gun by Yoram Wolberger previously on view at Bentley Gallery.
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  • Dr. Heckle and Mrs. Hyde by Brent Bond previously exhibited at Five15 Arts.
  • Images of border monuments from a previous "Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor" exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Detail of Do It Yourself by Jeff Falk, previously exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Patrons explore "Trump Card" at Luna Culture Lab.
  • Patrons explore "Trump Card" at Luna Culture Lab.
  • Take away print from the "Re:Sisters" exhibit at ASU Art Museum.
  • Part of the "Re:Sisters" exhibition at ASU Art Museum.
  • Detail of Margarita Cabrera work at ASU Art Museum.
  • Work by Sandow Birk that's part of the ASU Art Museum collection.
  • Signage for the "Trump Card" exhibit at Luna Culture Lab.
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  • Detail of Jen Urso's Shifting Behavior 1.
  • Work by Christina You-sun Park previously exhibited at Eye Lounge.
  • Street art in Phoenix by When Women Disrupt.
  • Work by Rigo Flores perviously exhibited at The Hive art gallery.
  • Lalo Cota's take on "illegal aliens," for a mural on a building that's been torn down.
  • Work by John Doyle previously exhibited at Public Image.
  • Work by Ralph Michael Brekan previously exhibited at Tempe History Museum.
  • Detail of Angel Diaz mural for Calle 16.
  • Detail of Angel Diaz mural for Calle 16.
  • Scottsdale mural by unknown artists.
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  • Work by Michael Reed previously exhibited at Public Image.
  • Detail of previous Christopher Jagmin installation in Roosevelt Row.
  • Detail of previous Christopher Jagmin installation in Roosevelt Row.
  • JustSeeds Cooperative works previously shown at Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Work by Bobo Yo on view at Found:RE Phoenix.
  • Work by Charles Swenson previously exhibited at Modified Arts.
  • Work by Malena Barnhart previously exhibited in Roosevelt Row.
  • Work by Michael Reed previously exhibited at Public Image.
  • Street art installed in Phoenix during the When Women Disrupt tour.
  • Detail of painting by Abe Zucca of Abe Zucca Gallery.
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  • Detail of collaborative mural for the Colibri Center.
  • Detail of Angel Diaz artwork for Barrio Cate.
  • Work be Abe Zucca featured in a previous exhibit at Abe Zucca Gallery.
  • Works by Jetsonorama featured in a previous exhibition at Chartreuse gallery.
  • Work by Kristin Wesley previously featured in an Alwun House Foundation exhibition.
  • Prints by JustSeeds artists previously featured in the "Judgement" book art exhibit at Phoenix Public Library.
  • Work by Genise McGregor previously exhibited at Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Work by Derek Ellis exhibited at Found:RE Phoenix.
  • Work by Bobo Yo on view at Found:RE Phoenix.
  • Detail of Christopher Jagmin work previously exhibited in Roosevelt Row.
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Robbie Conal/Fine Art Complex 1101
Work by Robbie Conal, which was previously exhibited at Fine Art Complex 1101.
Arizona artists have a long history of tackling hot topics on the political landscape, such as civil rights, immigration, and reproductive rights. Here's a look back at more than 100 artworks we spotted on the metro Phoenix arts scene during the most recent election cycle, or in the aftermath of the presidential election in 2016. They've all got a political or social justice twist, and most were created by Arizona artists. Updated August 20, 2017.