Crystal Sepúlveda holds a Master's in Fine Arts in Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. She is a multidisciplinary performer artist and movement researcher working with sound, performance, movement, and video installation. Her work lies at the intersections of place-making, adaption, identity, gender, presence, belonging, healing and communal site-based experiences that generate conscious social art practices. She has held Lecturer positions in the Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside and Mt. San Jacinto College. Guest Artist invitations at academic institutions and artist residencies include Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, California State University San Marcos, Milkbar, Luxor Factory, Culver Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Riverside Art Museum.
Sepúlveda’s individual and collaborative projects have been presented at various institutions including the Culver Center for the Arts and California Museum of Photography (Riverside); Music and Space Conference CUNY Graduate Center Department of Music and Chez Buskwick Studio (New York); Highways Performance Space and Human Resources (Los Angeles); The LAB (San Francisco); Center of Music and Audio Technologies (Berkeley); Temescal Art Center (Oakland); CEART Tijuana and El Centro Cultural (Tijuana, MX); dança em foco Festival International (Rio de Janeiro, BR); Lake Studios Berlin (Berlin, DE); Centre Dürrenmatt (Neuchâtel, CH) and atMusée des beaux-arts (Le Locle, CH).
Currently, Sepúlveda is choreographer and performer for Ch'u Mayaa (Maya Blue), a film-performance and collaborative project by visual artist Clarissa Tossin. Sepúlveda will perform live alongside the film for it's premier in Learning from Latin America: Art, Architecture, and Visions of Modernism at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as part of Getty's Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA Sept.10, 2017. Her work, the river knows, will be published in the next edition of bozalta, an online publication that brings artists, activists, and scholars together in a collaborative space where anti-colonial ways of knowing and innovative forms of knowledge production are shared as image, sound, and text.