Savannah Bustillo was born in 1995 in Columbia, Maryland and moved when she was one year old to Albuquerque, New Mexico which has been her home ever since. She is studying studio art with a concentration in printmaking, a second major in anthropology, and a minor in art history from Washington University in St. Louis and will receive her BFA in 2018. Her work speaks about the intersection of language and identity, drawing heavily from her Colombian heritage. She takes a combination of making and anthropological investigation to create work that investigates what colorism and white-passing means for herself and other Latinx subjects. Her work has been shown both in New Mexico and in St. Louis, as well as most recently at the Bradbury Museum in Arkansas.