Jorge Alegría, Corpus Christi TX

Guest artist of Carol Koutnik

My work is informed by science fiction, cinema, and movie production. Bird watching, insect collecting, growing cacti and succulents, maintaining ant farms, watching episodes of Nova and Wild Kingdom are experiences from my youth that have influenced the kind of work I have been producing. In recent years, talk radio, literature, woodworking have also played a part of my American experience. Today, my practice is about making an image for myself and presenting artwork with the intention of making an exceptional visual experience.

I am a Corpus Christi native. I attended Del Mar College and Texas A&M-CC. I have been exhibiting my work regionally for over twenty years. Recently, I was invited to the contemporary drawing biennial Texas Draws III at Southwest School of Art in 2014 and Slipstream, curated by Susie Kalil at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2016. In 2016, I also had a solo show, Heaven, at Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, Texas. In 2017, I followed with a solo show, Supernova, in Dallas at Kirk Hopper Fine Art where I am now represented. My work is included in many collections including The Art Museum of South Texas.