The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

A Bridge Too Close

Alejandro Macias

April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Artist Alejandro Macias’ art has been driven by his Mexican-American identity and the current social-political climate. Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas along the U.S./Mexico border, he uses his work to address themes of heritage, immigration and ethnicity, which are set in contrast to his critical engagement with the assimilation and acculturation process often referred to as “Americanization.”

His lecture will focus on the struggle to create a personal artistic vision, which – combined with his emphasis on the fundamentals of art – is at the core of his teaching.

Macias’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Since 2016, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including notable and prestigious residencies at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA; Vermont Studio Center; Chateau d’Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France; and most recently The Studios at MASS MoCA. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Art.

This event is part of the Spring 2020 Museum Lecture Series.