Gavin Arechiga is a 21-year-old up-and-coming sculptor making a name for himself within the Kern County art community. He is a full-time Game Design student at Woodbury University, splitting his time throughout the year between his Burbank campus and his Bakersfield residence. Gavin specializes in working with air-dry clay paired with various mixed media in his construction of strange, comedic, and often times macabre sculptures. His inspirations range wildly from videogames and horror movies to his work in gay activism, but all his work carries a consistent appreciation of the bizarre. Beginning as a BMoA ARTWORKS student, he has since showcased his work in the BMoA’s Virtual Art After Dark Pride Celebration in 2020 as well as in the BMoA’s Visual Arts Festival in 2021.