Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Recently his work has been addressing issues on immigration and the economic recession. His work has been shown nationally and internationally.
Chagoya is currently a Full Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Art and Art History. His work can be found in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Metropolitan Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Des Moines Art Center in Iowa; LA County Museum of At in Los Angeles; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Berkeley Art Museum; and the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University among others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards such as two NEA artists fellowships; a Tiffany Fellowship; an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a President’s Award for Excellence from the San Francisco Art Institute; and a grant from Artadia, to mention a few.
BFA, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, 1984
MA, MFA, University of California - Berkeley, 1987
Electric Works, San Francisco, CA, https://sfelectricworks.com/artists/chagoya/index.html
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, https://www.gallerypauleanglim.com/
George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, https://www.georgeadamsgallery.com/
Lisa Seth Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, https://lisasettegallery.com/
Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA, https://www.magnoliaeditions.com/
Segura Publishing Company, Tempe, AZ, https://segura.com/
Shark's Ink., Lyons, CO, https://sharksink.com/
Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA, https://www.facebook.com/Smith-Andersen-Editions-280965385385714/
United Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY, https://www.ulae.com/enriquechagoya/index.aspx