Friday, March 10, 2017

Oaxaqueño Print Showing at UTEP

Manuel Guerra showed Mexican prints to his printmaking students at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on March 10th, 2017.  The relief prints, many oversized, were from Oaxaca.  The colorful serigraph prints were pulled by Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City.

Students at UTEP looking at two huge relief prints

We have been impressed by Oaxacan printmakers ever since Krrrl and Tanya Rich both went down to Oaxaca in 2014, when the Desert Triangle was conceived.

Manuel Guerra showing prints
to his students at UTEP

Kim Bauer, 
 head of the printmaking department at UTEP,
looks on

This huge tube came full of prints,
from Oaxaca, with love

Also Manuel Guerra showed the Grafica Tranfronteriza Carpeta, made in Oaxaca at Taller Grafica Libre.


81 year old 
Japanese instructor 
of all the young Oaxacan artists

Ivan Bautista and Edith Chavez,
in their studio/gallery -- Burro Press,
in Oaxaca

Alan Altamirano (Kabrito)
young artist who runs 
in Oaxaca

Also, Alberto Cruz (grey shirt, next to Edith)

Not shown -- small tapir print by Alberto Cruz


When we formed the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, we were impressed by what the young Oaxacan printmakers were doing, and influenced by the Oaxaca Collective carpeta.  While this was not shown to the UTEP students this time, we did buy both carpetas.

Francisco Delgado went to Oaxaca, to create his relief edition at Taller Grafica Libre, for the Desert Triangle, in the summer of 2015.

(this print went into the

Pavel Acevedo, of the Desert Triangle, is originally from Oaxaca, and will be doing a relief workshop in Albuquerque at Remarque Print Workshop on April 22-23, 2017.

relief workshop in Albuquerque,
at Remarque Print Workshop,

Mexico City

Manuel Guerra also showed serigraphs from Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City:

Collaboration including Smithe

One is by Raul Urias, and the other is by Alex Arizmendi.

Javier is a huge sculptor in Mexico City right now

who is a very famous printmaker,
from Patzcuaro




We would also like to thank Nidia Rosales Moreno , who runs Espacio Centro in Oaxaca.  Without her help we would not have many of these beautiful prints from Oaxaca.  She has written about many of these Oaxaca artists before.

1 comment:

  1. Your website has captured so many beautiful and potentially unknown images, great job making this art available to be appreciated worldwide. This is just a scratch on the surface, but a vital one, of what is happening in Mexico, and specifically Oaxaca its heart right now. Much love to all those suffering in the devistation of these past quakes.