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Gaspar Enríquez was born in El Paso and began his art training at the East Los Angeles Junior College. He earned a BA at the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Arts (Metals) at New Mexico State University. Enríquez taught art at Bowie High School on the El Paso–Juárez border for decades, and many of his students provided inspiration for his work. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the nationally touring CARA—Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985, and has been exhibited throughout the Southwest and other regions of the United States.


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