Friday, January 19, 2007

New York

I travelled this week to NY for business to attend the Direction Show, an expo of design, graphics and 3 days of powerpoint design related presentations. Below are some photos and one night I met up with Ayanna Mccloud, artist who received her MFA from SAIC and showed at Polvo in 2004.

Friday, January 12, 2007

my new art piece

Jeevatma Leap
computer print, dimensions variable
Miguel Cortez, 2007

Jeevatma is the concept of the "soul" in the Ayyavazhi religion of South India. I came across this while researching for this series which takes the idea of empathy a step further by trying to imagine our consciousness jumping/leaping from one person to another. Just like accessing information from different computers, how would it feel to enter someone else's body and have access to their memories, feelings, etc..?

Friday, January 05, 2007

I'll be in Texas this February!

I am showing some of my art in Dallas this February and will be there for the opening!!


Miguel Cortez, Edra Soto and the return of John Held Jr

Saturday, February 17, 2007 to Sunday, March 18, 2007
Reception 6-9 pm February 17, 2007

About MFA: mighty fine arts is an artist-run gallery located in the scenic and historic Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Artist Steve Cruz started the gallery in June of 2004 with the intention of providing an alternative space for innovative and underrepresented artists. mfa presents an eclectic array of shows with the guiding criteria of presenting work that is resonant, thoughtful and highly accomplished. From mid-career to fresh and unknown artists, mfa hopes to enlarge the perceptions of contemporary art in North Texas.

Mighty Fine Arts
407 N.Tyler (between 8th and Davis St.)
Dallas, Texas
Gallery hours are 12:00 to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday or by appointment
phone 214-942-5241.

Monday, January 01, 2007


I came across this video and it brought back memories from 1990. I remember going to a party in Bridgeport and some of the girls were dressed in Deelite gear or in tight "bell bottoms". There was some sort of retro blend going on in those early 90s; between the 60s and 70s fashion. I thought they looked stupid but Lady Deelite looks great in this video.