About Daniel Bonilla-Vera 

Photograph courtesy of the the artist.


Daniel Bonilla-Vera is a visual artist from The San Joaquin Valley, currently residing in Visalia, California. Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and brought over at a young age, Daniel is a Dreamer. Because of this, Daniel has a whimsical take on imagery. Most of Daniel’s current work speaks to gender, gender identity and sexuality through a genderqueer lens, often utilizing flowers, drag queens, and the male form.

Daniel gathers inspiration from great photographers like Vicenzo Galdi, Minor White, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, Ron Van Dongen, and Thibault Stipal. 

Daniel is a major supporter of alternative art spaces. Daniel has participated in guerrilla art fairs and pop-up galleries, and has shown in formal galleries and museum settings as well in California's Los Angeles, Tulare and Fresno counties and Daytona, Florida.

Daniel’s overall work relates to his life experience as an Undocumented, Genderqueer,  Person of Color.

Daniel recently completed his B.F.A in Photography at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 2017, and hopes to receive his M.F.A in Photography  in the future.

Bonilla Vera is self-represented and takes clients on a limited basis. Inquire about his availability using the form below:

Summer of '16

Summer of '16