Art & Identity: Simona

Written by: Wendy Buendia Art is complicated, beautiful, and emotional. It is why it has persisted for thousands of years as a way not only to preserve important events but communicate the significance of different cultures and cultural identities. The vibrant colors of a mural to the plucking of a guitar allow us to gainContinue reading “Art & Identity: Simona”

Cande Aguilar

“His pop culture references evoke a sense of familiarity for the audience, and he is very generous with his wit. There elements ensure that other, more personal, themes of home, of belonging, of memory stay with us” – by Cristina Frasier, lives in San Antonio, studies hand painted signs, & currently a PHD candidate inContinue reading “Cande Aguilar”

Charles Jean-Pierre

Artist Statement The lines, spaces, and gaps in my work represent the absences felt growing up in an immigrant home. My practice recognizes the erasure of our complex histories and challenges the narrative that we are perpetual outsiders.  My work attempts to create the informed cultural context needed to make sense of the American connectionContinue reading “Charles Jean-Pierre”

Aaron Maier

Meet Aaron I create narrative paintings and drawings that use the visual language of caricature and cartoons to better understand my connection to indigeneity, latinidad, whiteness, jewishness and maleness. I work from memories, personal photographs, and writings to make paintings that critically examine the way in which my family performs and participates in social disparitiesContinue reading “Aaron Maier”