Enrique Chagoya is a painter, printmaker, and professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Born and raised in Mexico City, his works juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols to address the cultural clash between the United States, Latin America, and the world.
He’s the recipient of numerous awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, another from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and recently another from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2021. His work is found at many public art museums — including The Museum of Modern Art, the Met, and the Whitney.
He joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Peter Haney in advance of an international printmaking conference — the Southern Graphics Council International — happening in Madison this weekend. Chagoya is the conference’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2021.
In conjunction with his longtime printer Bud Shark of Shark’s Ink, Chagoya has an exhibition at the Edgewood College Gallery called “Detention at the Border of Language.”
He and Shark will be in conversation about the exhibition on Friday, March 18, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Edgewood College Gallery (register here).
Chagoya will also be speaking on Friday at 4pm at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union as he receives his Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award.