Addy Gonzalez Renteria

  • Arts Administrator
  • Sylmar, CA

Addy is the co-founder and co-director of 11:11 A Creative Collective, a Los Angeles based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to empowering communities through the arts. 11:11 ACC has transformed the cultural landscape of the San Fernando Valley through its 12 years of public art, educational, exhibition and live event programs.

Addy has more than fifteen years experience working in the non profit arts sector. She focuses on the intersection of cultural development, policy, and arts accessibility for communities. The Los Angeles City Council and the Public Works Department has awarded Addy with certificates of recognition as a Latina woman in the arts. She has also been named an Impact-Maker to Watch in 2020 by City Impact Labs.

She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, grew up in southeast LA and moved to the San Fernando Valley at age 18. In her early career, Addy worked as drafter and designer for T.W. Layman Associates, a commercial architectural firm before transitioning her career to the arts. She interned at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and was a board member of Arts in Education Aid Council. Addy has worked with the City of Los Angeles Council District 7 as its Cultural Development consultant where she created a comprehensive public art development plan specific to the Van Nuys corridor. She is an alumni of the Arts for LA Activate Cultural Policy program and is the inaugural fellow of the Arts for LA Laura Zucker Fellowship for Policy and Research.

Addy received her B.A. in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from UCLA and has an M.A. in Arts Administration from Drexel University. She’s dedicated her career to providing structure and support systems that ensure the transformational power of art is an integral part of healthy communities.