Art Practice has awarded José Figueroa (MFA’16) a Sam Francis Fellowship to participate in the 2016-2017 Grad Fellowship Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

From the artist:

“My work systematically chronicles different layers of my identity, with the goal of deconstructing basic epistemological categories that separate the aesthetic from the everyday, the sacred from the profane. I look at the repetitive gestures embedded in folklore, religion, and ideology through various means of expression from painting, ceramics, photography, video, and performance to interviews, collaborations, texts, relics, and ready-mades. I position myself as a shaman who seeks to unveil the masks of history. My goal is to create transformative healing experiences for my viewers, surroundings, and former selves.”

For more information on Jose Figueroa and the Headlands Center for the Arts: http://www.headlands.org/artist/jose-figueroa/