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          My name is Mario Villanueva, born in Mexico and raised in Texas. I received my BFA in Studio Art–Painting from Texas State University on December 2015. I currently reside in Austin Texas where I’m pursuing my goals as an artist, photographer, social media content creator and social entrepreneur. I do it all and love every moment. A little bit more about me, I'm queer, shy at first, but once you get to know me I can't stop talking, and I'm a good listener. My drive dwells within community building, Austin's local art scene, and LGBTQ rights/ voices to name a few.  

          I'm also the founder of UNICO, an online journal focused on the real lives of individuals within the LGBTQ community across the country. You can check out all of the stories and interviews right below under featured.