Living a traditional life, in a contemporary world
Ixtli is Nahuatlaca Tenochca (Aztec), Otomi and Tarasco, from Iztacalco and Tlacopan, now part of Mexico City, Mex. She is currently residing in Washington State with her family.
Ixtli is an Indigenous artist, born within the traditional dance circle. Her father, a muralist and a master in traditional arts was her first teacher. He taught her to see the world through the eyes of an artist. Throughout her life, Ixtli’s work has centered around traditional wearable art in dance, ceremonial, everyday wear and jewelry. Always finding a way to be innovative merging traditional with contemporary in materials and styles. Ixtli’s current work is highly focused on visual art, primarily printmaking. Her visual pieces have become another way of expressing the vibrancy and beauty of her people.
Ixtli has been traveling the world from a very young age as the spokesperson for TLOKE-NAHUAKE Traditional Aztec Fire Dancers. Serving as ambassadors throughout the North American continent reconnecting with other Indigenous communities. Primarily working with tribes, schools, and museums. Presenting dance, art, culture, music, and language through performances, workshops and residencies.