DIVERSE REALITIES: 6 Chicago Latino Artists
March 11 – April 10, 2016
Montserrat Alsina (Venezuelan) is an art educator, painter, print maker, dancer and performance artist. She is the co-founder of Colibri Studio/Gallery in Pilsen, and was the coordinator for 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios for 8 years.
Jose Andreu (Puerto Rican) ,painter and print maker, has taught for more than twenty years at The School of the Art Institute and Columbia College Chicago.
Rene Arceo (Mexican) graduated from SAIC with a fine arts degree and a teaching certificate. Arceo is a co-founder of Galeria Ink Works in 1984 and the Taller Mexicano de Grabado in 1990. While building bridges among artists from different countries, he has published nine international print portfolios through Arceo Press in the last decade.
Carlos Barberena (Nicaraguan) is a self taught painter and print maker living in the Chicago area for fewer than ten years.
Mario E. Castillo (Mexican) is a songwriter and art educator who works with murals, painting, printmaking, new art, photography, and drawing. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
Dolores Mercado (Mexican) was trained as a sculptor in Mexico City but has adapted to doing paintings, installations, mixed media and prints. She is currently an Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art.