About the Artist

At Chuco Relic, we take pride in offering you unique items inspired by El Paso and Mexican culture. But what makes our products truly special are the talented artists who bring them to life. Allow us to introduce you to some of the creative minds behind our locally made treasures.

Steven Espinoza


A born and raised El Pasoan, Steven moved to Colorado to pursue a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He returned to his hometown with hopes of giving back to the community that paved the way for him as an artist. Since working with Chuco Relic in 2023, he's felt a sense of accomplishment seeing fellow El Pasoans love and wear his work with pride. Ask him about his designs!

Ursula Avila


A self-taught artist, Ursula studied a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at UTEP and started working in graphic design during COVID in 2020. Ever since, she’s re-found her passion for art while designing for Chuco Relic!

Why Urshfish? A walking Darwin fish is the symbol for evolution, so it’s a nod to Ursula’s science background- with the Urshfish holding a pencil instead

Andrew "Andy" candelaria


Andy, with a B.F.A in Drawing and Graphic Design, discovered his artistic passion through Spider-Man comics and later Jim Lee's work. Andy has been with Chuco Relic for 8 years and continues to provide a space for artists to showcase their talents. Andy himself has various projects displayed around the store and hopes to continue growing in the local El Paso art scene.

Gabriela flores


A proud jewelry designer from Chihuahua, Mexico, Gabriela’sbrand, Machá 'Ubí, meaning Woman of the Moon in Rarámuri, is inspired by the vibrant colors of the Chihuahuan desert and the Moon. After serving 7 years in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to the Middle East, she has embraced her creative side. Gabriela’s earrings are some of our best-seller items, and how could they not? Gabriela’s goal is to make you feel beautiful, empowered, and confident.