Jesus “Txutxo” Perez

Born and raised in Mexico City, Txutxo has been living and working in the Bay Area for the last 18 years. He got his degree in Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

His work has be featured in numerous solo and collective shows in Mexico, Cuba, Belgium, France, Austria, Spain, Canada, and the US. Selected shows include Shooting Gallery, 111 Mina St, MCCCLa, Galeria de la Raza, Legion of Honor Museum, SOMARTS in San Francisco, Coagula Projects and Self Help Graphics, Plaza de La Raza in LA, Big Cat Gallery in NY, PITT Gallery in Vancouver, and the Afrikan Asiatischen Institute in Vienna.

His art is in several collections, including the Carlos Santana and the Milagro Fundation. Txutxo has been Artist in Residence with The De Young Museum in San Francisco and the AS-20 Projets in Providence, Rhode Island. Director and curator of two alternative spaces in the Mission District Balazo Gallery and SUB/Mission Art Space.

Txutxo has been part of the 2 main public Mural Projects in the Mission District: Balmy Alley Mural Project and Clarion Alley Mural Project. Txutxo has been deeply involved in community work since the late 1990s with the California Arts Council teaching mural classes in East Oakland and with the California Youth Authority Currently working with the Community Arts Program at Hospitality House and as Art Activator with CounterPulse Block Party.

Txutxo’s art has been featurade in Mission Muralismo by Annise Jacoby, Barnes & Noble, 2009, Puro Muerto, La Mano Press, 2005, Hecho en Califas, The Last Decade, Plaza de la Raza, 2000.

On The Artwork

Art+Action and Coalition Partner Hospitality House co-presented an at-home video demonstration of ‘How to Make a Linocut Print’ with artist Txutxo Perez. Perez created a series of linocut prints focusing on the working class, families, and youth that were born in the U.S. from immigrant parents, to highlight that everyone has the right to safely participate in the 2020 Census—citizen or not. Perez chose the linocut process given its history as a traditional printmaking method for resistance movements, and for its traditional use for the Day of the Dead. Watch the video here.

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