FELIPE GALINDO – “MANHATITLAN”

ARTIST STATEMENT
In my work I like to use the universal languages of art and humor to celebrate diversity inspires me.

In some projects I find myself intertwining my Mexican cultural heritage with that of my adopted homeland.

In my project Manhatitlan, I explore through humor, the encounter of Mexican and American cultures in the context of the immigrant experience in New York.
The project explores the role of ethnic traditions in this era of multiculturalism and globalization.

Manhatitlan is a word I coined; merging the native Lenape name Manhattan (hilly island) with Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec capital, a former island in Lake Texcoco, in what is now Mexico City.

BIOGRAPHY
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is a renowned fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist, independent animator and teaching artist.

Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He resides in New York City.
His work is in numerous private and public collections, and his drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Time for Kids, Nickelodeon, Mad, Narrative, INXart and in European publications like The International Herald Tribune, Ode, Private Eye, Prospect, The Spectator, Oldie, Nebelspalter, and Hauser. He has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, National Association of Latino Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, US/Mexico Fund for
Culture, and the Latino Public Broadcasting consortia. Additional awards include: “People’s Award,” International Knokke-Heist 2011, Belgium, The United Nations Correspondents Association Award, Greek Ministry of Culture Honor, Cambridge Latino Film Festival, San Antonio Cine Festival, Ajijic Film Festival and Omiya Festival, Japan.

“Manhatitlan” is the title of his ongoing project that includes works on paper, exhibitions, animations and the recently released book Manhatitlan: Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (International Latino Book Award 2011). His award-winning animation The Manhatitlan Chronicles has been screened at more than 50 international film festivals and venues like the Guggenheim Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

He has also created animation shorts for the MTV’s series “Liquid TV” and the Latino Public Broadcasting. He is currently working on a humorous animation about the visits the artist Frida Kahlo made to New York in the 1930’s. Commissioned by the MTA-Arts for Transit Program, he created “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge,” a faceted glass public artwork for the 231st Street subway station in New York City.

He is currently participating in El Museo del Barrio’s (S) Files Biennial, and in “Memories Past and Present” at the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum in New York. To see more of his work, please visit: www.felipegalindo.com

Presented by THE INTERCHURCH CENTER
Paula M. Mayo: President & Executive Director
Frank DeGregorie, Curator
THE INTERCHURCH CENTER
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ORIGINAL ART AND PRINTS OF THE ART ARE FOR SALE -
To inquire about them please call 212.870.3271

Limited Edition Prints are archival Giclee Prints on Hahnemuhle fine art paper.
Signed and Numbered. Edition of 30.
Original works also available as prints (20" x 24" - $475)
All prices include frame.
All artwork © Copyright Felipe Galindo, all rights reserved.

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