Persona: Works by Alejandro Macias
The Deep End by Alejandro MaciasOil on canvas
Put it Out! Put it Out! by Alejandro MaciasGraphite and charcoal on paper
The Space Between by Alejandro MaciasAcrylic and graphite on cut panel
Disappearing Act by Alejandro MaciasGraphite and charcoal on paper
A Color that Can Only Be obtained by Mixing by Alejandro MaciasOil, acrylic, and collage on canvas
Citizen by Alejandro MaciasOil and acrylic on canvas
American Mexican by Alejandro MaciasOil and acrylic on canvas
American Mexican ll
Hidden in Plain Sight by Alejandro MaciasOil and acrylic on canvas
Getting Acclimated by Alejandro MaciasAcrylic and graphite on cut panel
Nopal en la Frente ll by Alejandro MaciasAcrylic, graphite, on paper
Devouring My Whataburger by Alejandro Macias
Republicano by Alejandro MaciasOil and acrylic on canvas
Citizen 2019 by Alejandro MaciasAcrylic, graphite, on paper
What Were Their Names by Alejandro MaciasOil, acrylic, graphite on canvas
Duality by Alejandro MaciasOil and acrylic on canvas
Image 1 by Alejandro MaciasGraphite on paper
The Battle for 2020 by Alejandro MaciasGraphite on paper
About the Artist
Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, along the U.S./ Mexico border, Alejandro Macias received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2008, and a Master of Fine Arts in 2-D Studio Art from the University of Texas – Pan American in 2012.
His work has been driven by his Mexican-American identity and the current social-political climate.
Raised in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), his body of work addresses 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 work has 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, and most recently The Studios at MASS MoCA.
Macias currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University
of Arizona School of Art.