Thursday, January 31, 2008

my chupacabra escaped!

My Chupacabra escaped!
computer print on canvas with wall sticker
Miguel Cortez, 2008

currently showing at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photos from my New Orleans trip Jan 23-26, 2008

New Orleans Jan 23-26, 2008

below is video of the plane landing in Chicago on Jan 26, 2008---cold day

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

art show at Trinity College

This show ran from Nov-Dec 2007 at Trinity College.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Strange dream

I just woke up this morning and remember a weird dream. In my dream I was living with my family in a 3 flat house in what seemed to be somewhere on the south side of Chicago but I've never seen it in real life. I was in the living room talking to one of my sisters and all of a sudden I hear someone talking and singing outside. I look out the window and there is a dog with a human head running around in the neighbor's yard talking and singing to himself.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Lower Circle

I donated a piece to this benefit...


a silent art auction to benefit the political sci-fi/horror film:
The Lower Circle

Selections of the film will be projected at the cafe and a discussion with directors is possible.

Artwork donated by Miguel Cortez, Juan Compean, Rebecca Wolfram, Cesar Casas, T.S. Sibley and others.

Saturday, January 12, from 5-8pm

Efebos cafe
1640 Blue Island Ave
Pilsen Chicago, IL 60608

Please come and invite friends and foes. Chicago. Clips from the film can be viewed at:

Monday, January 07, 2008

i am in this art show...

Chupacabras! Artists Reinterpret the Myth
Artists explore a transnational figure that defies real and imaginary borders.

The legend of the Chupacabras has penetrated the Latino and American myth/reality landscape for almost two decades. In this exhibition, Chicago artists interpret the lasting impact that Chupacabras sightings have had on the Latin American and North American psyche.

Opening night reception
Friday, January 25, 2008

Exhibition runs through July 20, 2008

Participating Artists:
Patricia Acosta
Cirilo Esquivel
Ricardo Gonzalez
Luis de la Torre
Judithe Hernandez
Salvador Jimenez
Miguel Cortez
Juan Compean
Ricardo Compean
Antonio Pazaran

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19Th Street Chicago IL 60608 312.738.1503

Curated by the Kraft Chicago Gallery Committee:
Jose Luis Gutierrez, Claudia Herrera, Cristina Jimenez, Oscar Sanchez & Gabriel Villa