is a filmmaker and visual artist from Rockford, Illinois who is interested in exploring the non-linear and
personal relationships found between the concepts of time, tradition, memory, and family through
combinations of expressive digital and analog media. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in 2019. During his time in the Film, Video, Animation and New
Genres program at UWM, Arellano explored the concepts of utility and illusion as they apply to
non-fiction based media. Arellano has screened work locally and internationally at the Milwaukee Film Festival, UWM Student
Film and Video Festival, Aakruti-My Creation International Film Festival, Lift-Off International Film Festival,
Short Ends Emerging Artists Exhibition, San Francisco Film Festival, The Off-Beat Art Exhibition, and the
Nuestras Raices Art Exhibition. A recipient of the Adoor Gopalakrishnan Award for Artistic Merit in 2018,
Arellano has also been featured in the biannual Vernacular Publication 2018/2019 edition as well as in fine art spaces such as The Real Tinsel Gallery, Walkers Point Art Center, and Genesis Gallery.
Lucio Arellano is currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he lives and works as a Non-Fiction Officer for the Milwaukee Non-Fiction Fellowship as well as the Head Videographer for the Ian’s Pizza Marketing Department-Milwaukee Cluster.