Graphicanos 2018

Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project, an Exhibition Organized by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

 

 

Graphicanos works in this exhibition are part of a major purchase by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana of over 200 works created over the last two decades from The Serie Project. When Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project in 1993, he envisioned a workshop where underrepresented artists could benefit from collaboration and learn the serigraphy technique, a print technique also known as screen-printing or silkscreen. Coronado’s vision for the Serie Project came after he encountered Self Help Graphics in 1991, a non-profit studio serving the Latino community of Lon Angeles. Coronado’s participation in this program advocated to him that prints, a vital aspect of the Chicano art movement, can continue to reflect the Mexican American and Latino experience in the United States. In the last two decades the organization has fostered over 250 artists from different professional levels and ethnic backgrounds, who together have produced a rare and special collection of serigraphs.