Perry Vásquez is an interdisciplinary artist, composer and educator. He is well-known for his interventions on the US/Mexico border, including Keep on Crossin' and #ArtTrumpsWalls. His recent interests include the changing California landscape in relationship to its own mythic past. Since 2008, he has taken ongoing inspiration in The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. In 2019 he began working on The Beatrice Suite, a mini-rock opera that sets verses from the poem to music.