Isidro Pérez García

Campesino Urbano Artist

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Isidro Pérez García

Campesino Urbano Artist

Isidro Pérez García (aka ChiloTe) is a borderless artist from Santa Ana, CA and Atotonilco El Grande, Hidalgo, México. He uses various artistic media in his artwork, drawing on his perspective as a formerly undocumented migrant and a campesino urbano. After more than twenty years living undocumented in the US, he received his US residency and quit his job in a furniture-making factory to pursue his BFA from CalArts and his MFA from UCSD. His thesis artwork was awarded the David Antin Prize from UCSD and the Graduating Artist Award from ICA San Diego. He was recently named a California Arts Council, Established Artists Fellow grantee, and his work with maguey plants was featured in a special project with the US Library of Congress. His artwork has been shown at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture, ICA San Diego, and the University of Virginia, among others.


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