Persona: Works by Alejandro Macias

Alejandro Macias


The Deep End by Alejandro Macias

Oil on canvas

Put it Out! Put it Out! by Alejandro Macias

Graphite and charcoal on paper

The Space Between by Alejandro Macias

Acrylic and graphite on cut panel

Disappearing Act by Alejandro Macias

Graphite and charcoal on paper

A Color that Can Only Be obtained by Mixing by Alejandro Macias

Oil, acrylic, and collage on canvas

Citizen by Alejandro Macias

Oil and acrylic on canvas

American Mexican by Alejandro Macias

Oil and acrylic on canvas

American Mexican ll


Hidden in Plain Sight by Alejandro Macias

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Getting Acclimated by Alejandro Macias

Acrylic and graphite on cut panel

Nopal en la Frente ll by Alejandro Macias

Acrylic, graphite, on paper

Devouring My Whataburger by Alejandro Macias


Republicano by Alejandro Macias

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Citizen 2019 by Alejandro Macias

Acrylic, graphite, on paper

What Were Their Names by Alejandro Macias

Oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas

Duality by Alejandro Macias

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Image 1 by Alejandro Macias

Graphite on paper

The Battle for 2020 by Alejandro Macias

Graphite 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.