How can artists shift their practice from the studio to rapid response community care and engagement? In this INFORMal ENGAGEment, artist and educator Felix Quintana will dive into his recent work as an artist in residence in Silicon Valley, where he has had a seat at the table alongside the labor and social justice movements in the South Bay. Through digital art and photography, Quintana will also explore a variety of teaching artist praxes that engage directly with and center youth voices, with the belief that student knowledge is the beginning of the world's wisdom.
About the instructor, Felix Quintana:
Felix F. Quintana is a multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and educator best known for his experimental photographs of the L.A. landscape. Quintana has exhibited his work at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Residency Art Gallery, MACLA, Vox Populi Gallery, Southern Exposure, SomArts Cultural Center, and LAXART, among others. His work has been featured on NPR and in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, ARTnews, Amadeus Magazine, and more. Quintana has served as a teaching artist at Slanguage Studio, Hammer Museum Southern Expsoure, artworxLA, Self Help Graphics & Art, and Plaza de la Raza. He received a BA from Humboldt State University, and is an MFA Photography candidate at San Jose State University.