Artspire 2021 Virtual Art Fair & Sale • Artist Profiles

Claudio Rios  

Goyazilla Comics

Bronx, NY

Hello! My name is Claudio. I’m an artist born and raised in New York City.

Growing up with my only brother in the Bronx was difficult because of the poverty rate. My dad was a young emigrant from Panama and my mom was a Puerto Rican teen mom trying their very best to support and feed us. Our best meal of the day would be beans, rice and water. In dedication to my humble beginnings, I created a super hero comic book character named Goyazilla. In 2015, I launched my first art show as Goyazilla Comics.