Cortez, Xavier Cázares was born on August 20, 1966 in Yuma, Arizona, United States. Son of Francisco Noriega and Emma Cazares Cortez.
Instructor Amory Center Arts, Pasadena, California, 1992. Artist, educator Palm Springs Desert Museum, since 1994. Guest lecturer Carmalite High School, Los Angeles, 1991, Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, 1991, California State University San Bernadino, University California Riverside, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.
Visiting artist Santa Monica Museum Art, Shennondoah Elementary School, Santa Monica, California, 1992.