Enrique Chagoya (1953 - )

Born in 1953 , Mexico D.F : Lives in San Francisco

Enrique Chagoya makes paintings and prints about the changing nature of culture. "My artwork is a conceptual fusion of opposite cultural realities that I have experienced in my lifetime. I integrate diverse elements: from pre-Columbian mythology, western religious iconography and American popular culture."

Enrique Chagoya’s newest print, “The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegal Alien’s Guide to Greater America”, is a pastoral pastiche based on an Albert Bierstadt painting of the American West. In this commentary on current immigration issues, Chagoya populates the scene with a diverse mix of characters appropriated from various sources. He depicts Border Patrol officers with Indian headdresses, businessmen in turbans and Humpty Dumpty as the Lone Ranger. Many of the characters have cartoon balloons with 'artspeak’ quotes from art books and reviews. In this context the quotes become a satirical self-criticism. Chagoya again manages to combine humor and serious political and cultural criticism in this colorful, funny print.

Enrique Chagoya is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Stanford University, where he received the Dean's Award in the Humanities in 1998. His work is shown widely and is in the collections of The LA County Museum, The National Museum of American Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library among others.

MFA University of California, Berkeley, 1987
MA University of California, Berkeley, 1986
BFA San Francisco Art Institute, Printmaking Major 1984
Political Economy, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1972-75
Born: Mexico D.F., 1953


1995-Present Stanford University, Department of Art, Stanford, CA
Assistant Professor: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking,
Graduate Seminar.
1997 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Lecturer, fall semester: Hidden History of Latin-
American Art.
1991-95 California State University, Hayward, CA
Assistant Professor: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking,
Art Criticism
1995 UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Lecturer, spring semester: Latin American Art
1994 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
spring semester: Graduate Advisor
1990-91 UC Berkeley, Art Department, Berkeley, CA
Full-time Lecturer: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking,
Graduate Critiques
1990 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Lecturer, summer session: Painting, Drawing
1984-87 California Arts Council, San Francisco County Jail,
San Bruno, CA, Artist in Residence: Teaching painting
and drawing
1974-77 SEPAC (Servicios Educativos Populares Asociacion Civil),
Mexico City, Mexico, Arts workshop facilitator and publications
Art Director: worked during several literacycampaigns for adults
in the poorest town outside of Mexico City (Cd. Neza)

1998 •Panelist, The School of the Chicago Art Institute
Student Fellowships, Chicago, IL
1997 •Juror, Nelson Arts Center’s regional survey exhibition
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
•Juror, Bedford Gallery’s young artists competition
Walnut Creek, CA
•Panelist, Villa Montalvo Artists in Residence Fellowships. May
and November panels, Saratoga, CA
•Juror, The Luggage Store Gallery Annual Competition
San Francisco, CA
1996 •Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts Eastern
States Fellowships, New England Foundation for the Arts
Boston, MA
•Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts Western
States Fellowships, Western Arts Federation (WESTAF)
Santa Fe, NM
•Adviser, Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the exhibition
“The Road to Aztlan: from a Mythic
Homeland”, Los Angeles, CA
•Mills College Art Department, Graduate Painting
Critiques, Oakland, CA
•California College of Arts and Crafts, Graduate and
Under-graduate Painting Critiques, Oakland, CA
•Juror, Gallery Concord’s national print competition
“Beyond Boundaries”, Concord, CA
1994 Adviser, Bush Foundation Arts Fellowship, self-study and
evaluation, Saint Paul, MN
•Panelist, Arizona Arts Council Regional Fellowships
Phoenix, AZ
1993 •Panelist, LEF Foundation Artists Fellowships
St. Helena, CA
1992 • Panelist, Bush Foundation Artists Fellowships
Saint Paul, MN
1990 Adviser, Capp Street Project Artists Committee,
San Francisco, CA
1989 •Panelist, California Arts Council, Grants for
Artists in Institutions/Communities, Sacramento, CA

1996 • “In The Light of Goya” UC Art Museum, UC Berkeley
and Cal State University, Hayward, CA (with bi-lingual essay)
1995 • “Hidden History of Latin American Art”
UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
(with bi-lingual essay)
1994 • “Paintings by Manuel Ocampo” The Mexican Museum
San Francisco, CA (with bi-lingual essay, translated to Greek and
reprinted in ARTI Magazine in Athens)
1992 • “Spiritual Journeys” SFMOMA Rental Gallery
San Francisco, CA (with essay)
1991 • “Selections” The Drawing Center, New York, NY and
Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA, co-curated with Larry Rinder (with essay)
1990 • “Day of the Dead” The Alternative Museum
New York, NY (catalog with essay)
1987-90 • Artistic Director, Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco.
Numerous exhibitions, essays and catalogs published
on Latino and Chicano issues. Organized international
exchage exhibitions between Mexico, Soviet Union,
Japan, Puerto Rico, and Germany.
1986 • “Art From Jail” Western Addition Cultural Center,
San Francisco, CA

1993-Present •Board of Trustees, San Francisco Art Institute,
Academic Committee, San Francisco, CA
•Visual Aids Advisory Board, San Francisco, CA
1997 •Chair, Southern Exposure Gallery fundraising campaign, San
Francisco, CA
1994-96 •Board of Trustees, Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
•Board of Directors, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

1999 •Crocker Art Museum, On Personal Work,
January, Sacramento, CA
1998 •Tamarind Institute, Conference on Collaborations
between Artists and Lithography Publishers
July, Alburquerque, NM
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, On Personal Work, June,
San Francisco, CA
•Chicago Art Institute, Personal Work,
October, Chicago, IL
1997 •UC Berkeley, Art Department, Personal Work,
October, Berkeley, CA
•University of Colorado at Boulder, Art Department,
CU Galleries, The Politics of Humor. June, Boulder, CO
•Centro Nacional de las Artes, Conferencia Sobre
Performance y Artistas en Estados Unidos.
April, Mexico City, Mexico
1996 •San Francisco Art Institute, Spring Lecture Series
Personal Work, San Francisco, CA
•Stanford University, Department of Art, Friday Lunch
Bag Series, When Paradise Arrived, The Work of Enrique Chagoya, spring, Stanford, CA
•SF Museum of Modern Art, Fall Lecture Series
Pre-Columbian Influences on Personal Work,
San Francisco, CA
•Eastern Washington University, Art Department
Mickey Mouse and La Muerte, The Work of E. Chagoya
winter, Spokane, WA
•University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery
Gallery Talk, in conjunction with exhibition “The Mythic
Present in the Work of Chagoya, Gronk and Valdez”,
winter, Los Angeles, CA
1995 •Ohlone College, Art Department, Lecture on Personal
Work, at the opening of solo exhibition, fall, Fremont,CA
•The Associates of the Stanford Library and the
Committee for Art at Stanford University at Tresidder
Union Building, The Making of a Fine Press Book of
Poetry: The Bread of Days, Stanford, CA
1994 •The M. H. de Young Museum, Lecture on Personal Work as part
of “Borders of the Spirit” solo exhibition, SF, CA
•UC Berkeley Art Museum/PFA, On Goya’s Etchings,
February, Berkeley, CA
•Washington State University, Compton Union Gallery,
Lecture on Personal Work, Pullman, WA
1993 •College Art Association (CAA), Annual Conference,
Co-Chair, Presenter Art in Response to Atrocities, panel,
Seattle, WA
•International Fair, Guadalajara Social Content, Personal Work,
Guadalajara, Mexico
•San Jose Museum of Art, “Images of the invisible” lecture on
Mexican photography, fall, San Jose, CA
•California College of Arts and Crafts, panel discussion, “Politics
and the Artist”, April, Oakland, CA
•UC Davis Department of Art, Lecture on Personal Work
at graduate seminar (Art 290), November, Davis, CA
•Arizona State University, Nelson Fine Arts Center
Experimental Gallery, Lecture on Personal Work at
Mixed Media Seminar, fall, Tempe, AZ
•UC Berkeley Art Museum/PFA, “On Goya’s Etchings” 1992
•San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Quincentenial
Symposium) “On Chicano Artists in California”,
San Francisco, CA
1991 •The Drawing Center, Selections from the
Bay Area- Curatorial Statement, with co-curator
Larry Rinder, New York, NY
1990 •San Francisco Art Institute, Educating Artists in the 21st
Century, San Francisco, CA
1989 •San Francisco Art Institute, Sources of a Distinct Majority
April and October symposia, San Francisco, CA
1998 •Dean’s Award in the Humanities, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA
1997 •Biennial Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
New York, NY
•Academy Award for Visual Arts, American Academy
of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
•Public art commission for new SFO international
terminal, San Francisco Art Commission,
San Francisco, CA
1996 •Eureka Fellowship, Fleischacker Foundation,
San Francisco, CA
1995 •Artist fellowship and residency at Giverny, France,
Lilla Wallace Foundation/ Foundation Monet
1993 •NEA fellowship, for works on paper
1992 •WESTAF/ NEA fellowship, for works on paper
1986 •Eisner Prize in Art, UC Berkeley
1985 •Distinguished Alumni, San Francisco Art Institute
1984 •Bronze Roller, outstanding printmaking student,
San Francisco Art Institute

Library of Congress Print Collection, Washington, DC
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC
LA County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
The California Legion of Honor Museum, graphic arts collection, San Francisco, CA
Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Whitney Museum of American Art, print collection, New York, NY
Stanford University Library, Stanford, CA
Di Rosa Foundation, Sonoma, CA
LEF Foundation, Santa Helena, CA
Twigg Foundation, Honolulu, Hawaii
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1997 •World Art Quarterly, “Furious Desire” by Alice Joanou,
Summer, #13, Australia/USA/Europe, New York, NY
•“Singular Impressions, The Monotype in America” by Joann
Moser, catalog of exhibition, The National Museum of
American Art, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
•“Why Draw a Live Model?” by Kathan Brown, Crown Point
Press Books, San Francisco, CA
•Diario Reforma, “Arte Chido, Alternativa Contra la
Violencia” April 16th, Mexico City, Mexico.
•San Francisco Examiner, “Gallery Watch”, by David Bonetti, April 17th
San Francsico, CA
•Stanford Magazine, “The Prince of Darkness and Light” by Diane
Manuel, Jan-Feb, Stanford, CA
•Boulder Planet, “Battle with History, Enrique Chagoya at CU Gallery”
by Jennifer Heath, June 11th-17th, Boulder, CO
•Rocky Mountain News, “CU Art/Photo Exhibits Ride U.S.,
Mexican Cultural Currents” by Mary Voelz Chandler,
Sunday, June 15th, Denver, CO
•San Francisco Chronicle, “Superman Meets Aztec Idols...” by Kimberly
Chun, Friday, August 29th, San Francisco, CA
•The Stanford Weekly, “Insula Canibalium” by Dalia Azim,
Thursday, July 24th, Stanford, CA
•“San Francisco Art Institute, Illustrious History, 1871- Present”
catalog of exhibition, San Francisco, CA1996
•ArtSpace Books, "Friendly Cannibals" art by Enrique Chagoya,
text by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, San Francisco, CA
•WEST Magazine, "Interview with Enrique Chagoya" winter issue, San
Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
•Stanford Report, "Profile: Enrique Chagoya" by Diane Manuel, May
11th, Stanford, CA
•El Mensajero, “Enrique Chagoya, Crossing Borders
with His Art” by Alfonso Serrano, October 2-8, San Francisco, CA
1995 •LA Times, "The Mythic Present", by William Wilson, December 9th, Los
Angeles, CA
1994 •ArtForum International, "Enrique Chagoya At The
De Young Museum in San Francisco" by Maria Porges, fall issue, New
York, NY
•San Francisco Chronicle “Culture Clashes” by Kenneth Baker,
September 15th, San Francisco, CA
•San Francisco Examiner, “Chagoya’s Funny Way of Painting” by Joan
Smith, Friday, November 25th, San Francisco, CA
•“Worlds in Collision: Dialogues on Multicultural Issues”
by Carlos Villa, project director, San Francisco Art Institute,
San Francisco, CA
1993 •Visions Art Quarterly, "Enrique Chagoya at Gallery
Paule Anglim In SF", by Dan Smith, summer issue,
Los Angeles, CA
•LA Reader, "Enrique Chagoya At Daniel Saxon Gallery" by Hope
Urban, 1st week of April, Los Angeles, CA
1992 •CUE, "Toying with Tradition, Enrique Chagoya At
UC Berkeley Museum At Black Hawk, Danville", March 16, Hayward,
•SF Chronicle, "Bleeding Hands Signal Chagoya's Retablos" Kenneth
Baker, October 11, San Francisco, CA
•The Oakland Tribune, Sunday entertainment cover review, “BEYOND
1992” At the Berkeley Art Center, Oakland, CA
1991 •Shift Magazine, "Enrique Chagoya", interview by
Ann Marie McDonald, fall issue, San Francisco, CA
•San Francisco Magazine, "As They Like It"
Myriam Weisag Misrach, fall issue, San Francisco, CA
1990 •“Mixed Blessings: New Art in Multicultural America”
By Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books, New York, NY
•San Francisco Examiner, "Enrique Chagoya At
Paule Anglim" David Bonetti, April 6, San Francisco, CA
•Haus der Kulturen der Welt, “Kunst & Krieg 1939-1989”,
catalog of exhibition, Berlin, Germany
1989 •The Alternative Museum, "When Paradise Arrived" Moira Roth
and Robbin L. Henderson, catalog of solo exhibition,
Spring, New York, NY
•Kunst Bleeld Magazine, cover article “Enrique Chagoya
en het relativerend engagement”, kunst van de
Amerikaanse Bay Area, by Rob Perree, Amsterdam, Holland

1999 • "Les Aventures des Cannibales Modernistes", eight color lithograph and
one woodcut, with chine collé, 7½ x 92", edition 30 and three monotypes
22 x 30" each, Shark's Inc., Lyons, CO
1998 • “The Return of the Macrobiotic Cannibal”, nine color lithograph and one
woodcut plate, with chine collé, 7½”x92”, edition 30, and four monotypes
22”x30” each, Sharks Inc. Lyons, CO
• “Codex Espangliensis”, hand pulled book (letter press) thirty
two pages in two colors, in collaboration with Guillermo
Gomez-Pena, Moving Parts Press, Santa Cruz, CA
• “Flame Boy” six color lithograph, and four monotypes, Segura
Publishing, AZ
1997 • “Line Essence” series, one four color etching and two dry point
engravings, 16”x 20” each, edition 20 per print, Crown Point Press,
35th Anniversary Portfolio, San Francisco, CA
• “Hand of Power” nine color lithograph with woodcut, 25”x37” edition
30, and six monotypes, 22”x30” each, Shark’s Inc. Boulder, CO
• Four untitled monotypes, 44”x60” each, Smith-Andersen Publishers.
Palo Alto, Ca
•. Nine etchings, various titles and sizes, edition 40 per print, Made in
California, Oakland, CA
1996 • “Big Little Book” series. forty monoprints, 22”x30” each,
Smith-Andersen Publishers, Palo Alto, CA

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