Artist CV 
5thCorona.com 

José Luis Corona 
FINE ART | PHOTOGRAPHY | DESIGN 
Art to Create, Inspire, & Break Stereotypes. 

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EDUCATION

  • BA – Interactive Multimedia Design, Columbia College Chicago, 2002›

  • Studied Photography at Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy - Summer 2002 `

  • AA – Graphic Design, American Academy of Art, Chicago, 1996

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Front House Manager for PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art) during the TBA Festival, Portland, OR Fall 2016 & 2017 season. 

  • Resident Artist at the River East Art Center Chicago, IL March 08-09

  • Brand Ambassador for renowned artist Christo & Jeanne–Claude: The Gates, Central Park, 
    New York City, 2005

  • Residency with acclaimed artist Guillermo Gomez-Peña + La Pocha Nostra, culminating in 
    The Brown Sheep Project, 2002

  • S.O.F.A. Chicago, Show Management Assistant, Chicago, IL, 1999 & 2000

  • Original Artist Member for Fluxcore.org (A Chicago Artist Collective & Cultural Online-Magazine), 
    Chicago, IL 2001-2008

 

EXHIBITIONS

July 2021… Pointing Finger 2.0 Art Installation, Wicker Park Fest, Chicago, IL

 

Nov 2019… Honor our Fallen Latino Comrades D.D.L.M., ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

 

Feb 2019… Toma Mi Corazon (Annual Art Fundraiser), La Peña Gallery, Austin, TX

 

Feb 2019… Puppy Love, Cup & Spoon Cafe, Chicago, IL

 

July- Sept 2018… 3rd Fridays, 3 Months Guest Artist, 4Arts Collective Gallery at the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

July 2017…  First Fridays Downtown Milwaukie, CHA! CHA! CHA! Cafe, Milwaukie, OR

 

June 2017…  Pride Art Show, Scraps PDX, Portland, OR

 

May 2017…  Spin It, Vinyl Record Art Show, 4Arts Collective Gallery at the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

April 2017…  The Recycle Art Show at Spledorporium Gallery, Portland, OR

 

April 2016- 2017…  Hip 2B Square Group Art Show at Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

 

Feb 2017…  The Pink Show at Spledorporium Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Oct 2016…  Curated & Exhibited the F.S.S. & Memories, Day of the Dead Art Show, Erickson Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Oct 2016…  Curated & Exhibited the Honor Thy Music, Day of the Dead Art Show, Gallery 135, Portland, OR

 

Sep 2016… Viva Latino Visions at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

 

Sep 2016…  Curated & Exhibited the Saints & Sinners Rose City Art Show, Erickson Gallery, Portland, OR

 

June 2016…  Fire on the Water Dragon Boat Art Show at Portland’5 Center for the Arts, Portland, OR

 

Dec 2015- 2016…  Big 500 & Love of Portland at Shows at People’s Art Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Sep 2015…  Day of the Dead Art show at People’s Art Gallery, Portland, OR

 

May 2010… Roots & Wings, Art Showcase at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

 

April 2010… Arte Popular, MECHA and U of C presents “United Latinos” group show, Chicago, IL

 

Feb 2009… Art Against Aids 2009, Contributing Artist for Art Auction fundraiser at REAC, Chicago, IL

 

March 2008-09… Resident Artist, two year resident art program at the River East Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

Nov 2008… Calacas, Skull group show, 54B Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

June 2008… Annual Self-Portrait Exhibitions, Juried Art Show,  33 Collective Gallery Group Show, Chicago, IL

                  

March 2008… Arte Ahora/Resident Artist, REpose Gallery River East Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

May 2006… Assemblages, Artist Solo show, Northern Indiana Arts Association/ Substation No.9, Gary Indiana

 

July 2005… 1st Annual Self-Portrait Exhibition, Juried Art Show,  33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

March 2005… Re+Construct, Artist Solo show, Aguirre Duron Gallery, Pilsen, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL

 

Nov 2004… Ofrendas, Altar Exhibition for Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead “Los Olvidadas/The Forgotten”, Aguirre Duron Gallery, curated and exhibited, the group show. Pilsen, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL

 

October 2004… Promise Land, organized by Fluxcore Art Collaborative and in coordination with Chicago Artist Month Events, Multi-Media and Fashion Event “Surface” multi-media collaborative art performance with Paula Thum, Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago, IL

 

October 2004… Celebración de Muertos, Federacion de Clubes Michoacános en IL (FEDECMI), Art Exhibition and Cultural Event “Mi altar”, altar installation Casa Michoacán, Chicago, IL

 

March 2004… Crowning Glory, MPV Series: Multicultural Voices and Perspective presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Multicultural Hat/ Juried Fashion Show “Altar Hat and Maiz Hat” collaborative structure art hats with artist Perla Ochoa at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 

Sept 2003… Turn ON Show, Fluxcore, Multi-Media Art Exhibition, “Tech Mistress” Harem Gallery Chicago, IL

 

August 2003… Pnuema Jar, Fluxcore, Film/Video and Rock show, “Life” Heartland Café, Chicago, IL

 

May 2003… Aqua Futura, Aqua Futura, Cynergy 7 and Fluxcore, Multi-Media Art Exhibition, “Peses” installation with digital print, Cyenery7 Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

October 2002… Remembrance: A Celebration of life, Oak Park Art League, Art Exhibition “Mi Altar”, altar installation Oak Park Art League Gallery, Oak Park, IL

 

October  2002… Life & Death, Fluxcore Art, Chicago Film Makers and Brune & Bay, Art Exhibition and Film screening “Eternal Silence” installation with photography and “Life” video at Brune & Bay Gallery and Chicago Filmmakers Center, Chicago, IL

 

June 2002… Fuxxcore, Fluxcore, Multi-Media Art Event, “Privacy: Intimacy, Heartbreak, Seclusion” photos are printed on a chiffon fabric, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

June 2002… Creativity with a Conscience: Alexandroff Exhibit, Senior Seminar Program at Columbia College Chicago, Multi Disciplinary Art Event, “Ojos” video, Narrative Arts Center, Chicago, IL

 

May 2002… re:action, Interactive Multi-Media Program at Columbia College Chicago, "My Sweet Valentine” digital prints on light boxes with installation and “Ojos” video and installation. Interactive Multi-Media Department

 

February 2002… FeLia: Love & Friendship, Fluxcore, Multi-Media Art Event “My Sweet Valentine” installation Chase Café, Chicago, IL

 

October 2001… Day of the Dead, Latino Cultural Affairs of Columbia College, Altar Exhibition, “Angeles” Digital prints and altar installation collaborative with artist Likalee Tamay, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL

 

May 2001… Latino Horizons/ Horizontes Latinos, City Arts Program 4 grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, Juried Art Exhibition won 3rd place “La Mano” and “Holy I” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

 

May 2001… Art, Design and Photography Student Honor Exhibit, Art and Design Department of Columbia College, “Mi Altar” altar installation” Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

October 2000… Day of the Dead, Latino Cultural Affairs of Columbia College, Altar Exhibition, “Angeles” altar Digital prints installation” Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

October 1996… Creative Pride Annual Art Auction, Creative Pride, “Rosa o Dinero” organized auction that raises money for urban schools’ art programs, Sothebys Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

May 1996… American Academy’s Annual Student Honor Exhibit 3rd place in Graphic Design/Illustration for a Environmental Poster Design at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

 

May 1995… American Academy’s Annual Student Honor Exhibit  2nd place in Graphic Design/Illustration for a Group Proposal in Business Project Creation at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

 

 

AWARDS

 

July 2021… Artist Grant to Showcase: Pointing Finger 2.0 Art Installation, Wicker Park Fest, Chicago, IL

 

September 2003… First Prize for March of Dimes Poster Design theme “Celebrating the Latino Woman”, Chicago, IL

 

May 2001… Honorable Mention for Juried Art Exhibition Latino Horizons/ Horizontes Latinos, City Arts Program 4 grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

 

May 2001… Honorable Mention for Juried Art Exhibition “Latino Horizons/ Horizontes Latinos” City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

 

May 1996…3rd place in Graphic Design/Illustration for a Environmental Poster Design at American Academy of Art Annual Student Honor Exhibit, Chicago IL

 

May 1995…2nd place in Graphic Design/Illustration for a Group Proposal in Business Project Creation at American Academy of Art Annual Student Honor Exhibit, Chicago IL

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