Enrique Chagoya

Hometown Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and Works San Francisco, CA
MFA, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1987
BFA, San Francisco Institute of Art, San Francisco, CA, 1984

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Stanford University Library, Stanford, CA

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Fundación Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Los Angles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

International Print Center, New York, NY

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

The paintings and prints of artist Enrique Chagoya include secular, popular, and religious symbols that speak to the changing nature of culture and the disparity that exists between the United States, Latin America, and the world at large. Influenced by his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and in Europe, Chagoya's work addresses topics such as colonialism and oppression in contemporary American foreign policy. "My artwork is a conceptual fusion of opposite cultural realities that I have experienced in my lifetime," the artists says, "I integrate diverse elements: from pre-Columbian mythology, western religious iconography and American popular culture." In the artist's color lithograph, Fantasylandia: An Illegal Alien's Survival Guide, an accordion-codex incorporating comic-book stylistic techniques, images of historical Mexican beliefs and myths about death are paralleled with a mystical Quetzalcoatl—plumed serpent—as well as dolphins and birds.

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