Fellow: Awarded 2021
Field of Study: Fine Arts
Competition: US & Canada
Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border iand also in Europe, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between Western and non-Western societies. His paintings, prints and multiples offer untold versions of colonialism and inequality.
Chagoya has been exhibitng his work nationally and internationally for over two decades in many major museums, alternative spaces, and galleries. He is Full Professor at Stanford University’s department of Art and Art History. He has been recipient of numerous awards such as two NEA artist fellowships, one more from the National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, residencies at Giverny and Cite Internationale des Arts in France, a L. C. Tiffany Fellowship, an Honorary Doctorate from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2017, a National Academy of Design Induction in 2020, and a J. S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2021.
His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Met, and the Whitney Museum in N.Y.C; SFMoMA, The de Young Museum, and the Achembach Collection at The Legion of Honor in S.F, to mention a few. See his work at Anglim/Trimble and Sharksink.
Photo Credit: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts