Justin Pastores is an artist based in Alameda, California. Pastores received a BFA in Traditional Arts at California State University East Bay. In 2017, he placed first at the 2nd Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out along with receiving the Artist Choice Award. He was juried into the Emerging Artists of the Bay Area exhibit at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Arts in Novato, California in 2015. Pastores is a member of Epekto Art Projects.
His works focuses on acculturation regarding a social perspective on immigrants and generational gaps in response to living in a different culture. As a first-generation Filipino American, Pastores also draws experiences from struggling with identity.