Bio

Oscar Magallanes
MFA, University of California, San Diego, 2018-Present
BA, University of California, Los Angeles,  2017

Magallanes is a Los Angeles based artist, working with painting, sculpture and mixed media. His work often touches down at the intersections of cultural iconography, the folkloric and the aesthetics of propaganda. While the execution of the work asks the viewer if the work is a call to action, nostalgic or tinged with irony, it serves to explore the slippage that occurs between idealism and reactionary movements as to ultimately work in the space of “elsewhere” rather than “the other”.

His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museo CEART de Baja California Mexicali, Mexico, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois, the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico and is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Latin American Art, National Museum of Mexican Art, La Salle University Art Museum and the McNay Museum. In 2014, he participated in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship Academy. Other professional activities include serving as a board member for the arts education organizations Ryman Arts and Self Help Graphics and Art as well as a Young Professional Board member for Inner-City Arts.