Dulce Stein was born in Mexico City to an artist mother and an engineer father. The family moved to Ensenada prior to emigrating to the United States. At the age of 20, as a young mother, she settled in Hawthorne, California. Dulce became very active in education, civic activities and the local Catholic church where her mother was appointed painter of saints and virgins. Dulce has lived in the city of Hawthorne for 26 years where she earned her degree as a medical assistant and a professional family mediator for at risk youth and families. She has served on the boards of the Friends of the Hawthorne Libraries and The Hawthorne Woman's Club. As an educator, Dulce received a state award for her work with English learners in her program “Art@thepark” where she offered art classes through the summer months for English learners to help them retain and strengthen their English language vocabulary. Dulce is very passionate about English as a second language as she was self-taught to speak, read and to write as a young immigrant mother. As a mediator, Dulce served as one of two bilingual mediators trained by the honorable Kenneth Cloke for the Centinela Valley High School district serving over 300 families in the two years she served as a mediator.
Today, she works diligently as an art curator. Dulce curated her first exhibition under the supervision and instruction of Mat Gleason in April of 2015. Since 2015 Dulce and her team have curated over 100 exhibits, involving over 1500 artists and nearly 3000 + pieces of art work. Some of her curatorial projects have included venues such as Red Pipe gallery in Chinatown, Coagula Curatorial, KGB gallery, Phantom galleries, The Verdugo Adobe museum, Tag gallery, Jill Joy gallery, Eklectomania, and more.
Currently Dulce is chief curator at the Neutra Institute Museum gallery in Silver Lake, where since 2015 she has been curating 17 shows a year. In 2017 Dulce was invited to the board of the Latino Art Museum in
Pomona as a curator and membership strategist. To further enhance her education about Latino heritage and culture, she is currently under the instruction of honorable professor David Hayes- Bautista director of Latino studies in UCLA. In 2018 Dulce was appointed Curator for the Chicano Resource Center at The East L.A County Library.
Additional community activism includes leading a group of volunteers at the Boyle Heights Farmers’ Market with the “Artgarden Table” where children can create artwork at no expense under the instruction of volunteer artists. Dulce is very passionate and grateful about her contributions in the art world and extremely proud of her immigrant background which is demonstrated in the work she does in her community and beyond. Dulce also is currently the Co-chair of the SilverLake arts and Culture committee where she will serve for a two year term.