Roberto Ferreyra

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2021

2005 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

FEATURED AT CITLALIN GALLERY

Open to the public: October 16th & 17th / 12-8pm


October 16th & 17th / 1-3pm

Dia de Muertos Papel Picado Workshop


CONNECTION TO PILSEN:


Since my arrival to Chicago, Pilsen was the most important area for my artistic activities, 18th st, la diesiocho were I found other artists and good friends.I have a history here.


ARTIST BIO/STATEMENT:


Roberto Ferreyra, originally from Morelia, Michoacán, has been an active artist and educator in Mexico and Chicago for over 30 years. He has developed his artistic career in multiple disciplines such as visual art, Aztec dance, storytelling, and Mexican traditional music and crafts. Roberto has worked as a performer with @sonmonarcas , Tarima Son and is capitán of @nahuiollinaztecdance . He is a multidisciplinary artist and has collaborated with institutions such as @urbangateways ,Gallery 37, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art, The Field Museum, and numerous others. In 2006 he was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC as a musician, teaching artist, and visual art exhibitor. Roberto graduated from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking "La Esmeralda” and was initially drawn to the plastic arts from the works of the great Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco. When we look at his work today, it is clear that we are in the presence of a gifted artist whose inspiration draws strongly on pre-Colombian culture and images. His works have been shown in Spain, Canada (Montreal, Toronto), United States (New York, Chicago) Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, as well as in his own country. His works have also appeared in many art magazines from Mexico and other countries.  Roberto is creating his new pathways as an artist in visual, musical, and literary arts as he continually evolves as an artist and educator.