Friday, April 23, 2010


An interesting conference/ conversation is taking place at Cooper Union today about incorporating politics and social practice into art.  Guest speakers include Diamela Eltit, Dalida MarĂ­a Benfield and Carla Herrera-Prats.  It's at the Great Hall at 6pm, FREE.  I'll definitely be checking out!  For more on the event, click HERE.

"My Secret Political Resistance is a conference that features a diverse group of cultural producers that work in Latin America. The discussion seeks to layer the contemporary understanding of dialogical and socially-engaged artistic practices. Beginning with a discussion on CADA, a Chilean collective that staged public interventions during the Pinochet dictatorship, My Secret Political Resistance presents multiple considerations on the role of art in imagining a poetics of activism." 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hey all--  My "Plegaria del Pueblo" piece will be hung at the Illustration House from April 20th- 30th.  Only 65 illustrations were chosen from 200 submissions, so expect quality work.  The opening reception will be Thursday, April 22nd from 6-9pm.  I'll be there so I hope you can make it!  The Illustration House is located on 25th Street between 6th and 7th (closer to 6th).  Thanks to the Underground League of Illustrators at F.I.T. for organizing all this and making it happen.

You could find out more about the show, Illustraton Futuro, here.

For over thirty years, Illustration House has been America's foremost gallery devoted to the art and history of illustration. The gallery offers a fascinating look at the intersection of American popular culture and art history of the past. Thousands of oil paintings, drawing and watercolors cover a broad range of styles, genres and subjects — science fiction, romance, history, suspense, fairy tales, pin-ups, humor and fashion, to name a few...

In addition to select exhibitions each year, the gallery holds twice annual auctions of fine illustrative paintings and drawings. These have set the market benchmark for original illustration artwork. Prices brought at our auctions have set the records for a wide variety of artists, from Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker and N. C. Wyeth to Ludwig Bemelmans, James Thurber and Dr. Seuss. In addition, our gallery space hosts major exhibitions of illustrators. We produce illustrated catalogs for our auctions, and occasional exhibition catalogues

Monday, April 19, 2010


I received my copy of the April/May issue of LEFT TURN magazine in the mail today, which is where you can now find one of my pieces published.  It's really exciting for me because not only is my work getting published, but it's getting published in a magazine written by activists, for activists.  It really couldn't get better than that right now.  Anyway, the article is about obstacles activists and organizers face with the current economy and how to find ways to overcome them.  You can purchase the magazine in bookshops all over the country.  In New York, you could find it at Bluestockings, Vox Pop and St. Mark's Bookshop.  Special thanks to Vasudha Desikan for allowing me to have this opportunity, I hope to work more with Left Turn in the future.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I've been learning how to screenprint for a few months now.  The process is somewhat tedious but the end result can sometimes make up for it.  Right now I'm testing some of my stuff with 2 color screens on t-shirts.  For this one, I decided to hand draw a digital piece and use that as my template.  I'll post up more updates with different color combinations next week and even more stuff after that...  maybe pillowcases with my own patterns?  Not sure yet, guess you'll have to wait and see what else I come up with.  Don't worry, I'm not looking to be Martha Stewart...not in the near future, anyway.