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Oscar Moya -'Maquila Blues' and Ingrid Leyva's # Mexican Shoppers

Opening reception with Artists - Friday, June 9th 5:30-8:30

Show runs June 9th - June 25th

Gallery open 11 - 4 Saturdays and Sundays

In the month of June Central School Project will be presenting the work of two remarkable artists: painter/printmaker Oscar Moya and transborder artist photographer Ingrid Leyva. Both are currently based in El Paso and Cd. Juarez. Though of different generations, mediums, and aesthetics, these two artists are hand in glove in their determined meditation and artistic dedication to seeing, and in turn, creating personal visual stories. The stories are of straddling, crossing, and living at the southwest border. Bridges are integral to El Paso /Cd. Juarez. These two artists can be bridges of reflection and understanding. Their art is of the present and both artists could even be described as visionary in their approach and practice.

Oscar Moya - Maquila Blues

Oscar Moya has made El Paso, Texas his permanent residence since October of 2005. He was born in Mexico City, and at the age of 15 he migrated into the United States. He labored as a migrant worker from San Antonio, Texas to Illinois. Eventually he settled in the West Town-Humboldt Park Community in Chicago {1974-2005}. Moya attended the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Moya has participated in group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, and in Europe. He has made a global presence through his collaborative printmaking projects. Moya was actively involved in the Chicago mural movement during the ‘70’s. Moya directed and collaborated in painting murals throughout the City of Chicago. He also collaborated to help create murals with other notable artists such as, Marcos Raya, Salvador Vega, and others. Moya served as an arts activist at several arts organizations such as MARCH (Movimiento Artistico Chicano), Casa AZTLAN, MIRA, Inc., El Taller Community Gallery and Casa de la Cultura Calles y Sueños in Chicago.

Oscar Moya - Ride Home (2008) El Paso Museum Of Modern Art Collection


Ingrid Leyva - Mexican Shoppers

Ingrid is a transborder artist who grew up between Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. She has been developing her ability for portraiture in order to explore her own identity and the one of the world around her.

She has studied in Escuela Activa de Fotografia in Mexico City, has an associate in arts from El Paso Community College and has taken several workshops focused in portraiture and filmmaking . Her work has been shown individually in Mexico City and collectively in states such as Chihuahua, Texas, New York, Guadalajara and California. She was part of the 5th Transborder Biennial and one of her portraits belongs in the permanent collection at El Paso Museum of Art.

Ingrid Leyva - Mexican Shoppers


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