Artists

Enrique Chagoya

American, bornMexico City 1953
Lives in SF, CA
Drawingfromhisexperiences living onbothsidesofthe U.S.-Mexicoborder in the late 70’s, andalso in Europe in the late 90’s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, andreligioussymbols in ordertoaddresstheongoing cultural clashbetweenthe United States, LatinAmericaandthe world as well. Throughseeminglyharmlesscharacters Chagoya examines therecurringsubjectofcolonialismandoppressionthat continues toriddlecontemporaryinternationalpolicy.
Chagoya hasbeenexhibitnghisworknationallyandinternationally for over twodecades. He isFull Professor at Stanford University’sdepartmentofArtandArtHistory. His workis in manypubliccollectionsincluding The NationalPortraitGallery in Washington, DC, MoMA, theMetropolitanandtheWhineymuseums in NYC, SFMoMAandthe De Young in SF, amongothers. He hasbeenrecipientofnumerousawardssuch as anHonoraryDoctoratefromthe San Francisco ArtInstitute, NEA andTifffanyartistsfellowships, onefromtheNationalAcademyofArtsandLetters in NYC, and a residencyatGiverny in France, tomention a few.
American, bornMexico City 1953
Lives in SF, CA
Drawingfromhisexperiences living onbothsidesofthe U.S.-Mexicoborder in the late 70’s, andalso in Europe in the late 90’s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, andreligioussymbols in ordertoaddresstheongoing cultural clashbetweenthe United States, LatinAmericaandthe world as well. Throughseeminglyharmlesscharacters Chagoya examines therecurringsubjectofcolonialismandoppressionthat continues toriddlecontemporaryinternationalpolicy.
Chagoya hasbeenexhibitnghisworknationallyandinternationally for over twodecades. He isFull Professor at Stanford University’sdepartmentofArtandArtHistory. His workis in manypubliccollectionsincluding The NationalPortraitGallery in Washington, DC, MoMA, theMetropolitanandtheWhineymuseums in NYC, SFMoMAandthe De Young in SF, amongothers. He hasbeenrecipientofnumerousawardssuch as anHonoraryDoctoratefromthe San Francisco ArtInstitute, NEA andTifffanyartistsfellowships, onefromtheNationalAcademyofArtsandLetters in NYC, and a residencyatGiverny in France, tomention a few.