Luis Valle aka El Chan Guri, is a Nicaraguan artist born April 16, 1977 in Managua, Nicaragua. At an early age his family exiled to the United States due to war and political instability in his homeland. Valle’s family re-located to Miami, Florida where he was raised and gained his primary education. Growing up in Miami Luis excelled in the arts from an early age. Valle received his formal training from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in visual arts while focusing on painting and metal fabrication. He later went on to receive a Masters in Arts Degree from New York University, where he developed an interest in video and video art while continuing his progression as a painter.
Luis was one of the artists who lead the Voices Mural Workshop in summer of 2018. He created one mural in Dubuque.