“Although the artists (in this exhibition) all share the immigrant experience, few adapt themselves to studying their adopted land as thoroughly as Felipe Galindo of Mexico. His drawings in ink, watercolor or pastels are on materials that most people discard or throw away…For an adult, changing countries is like learning to walk again. Galindo´s scratchy subtle observations sum up the awkwardness of it all.” – The New York Times, March 6, 1994, Vivien Reynor.
Felipe Galindo (a.k.a. Feggo) is a New York-based artist who was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Through his drawings, which he considers as visual commentaries on society, Galindo seeks to create artworks that provoke reflection and that reach a universal audience. Employing simple lines and color with a variety of unusual media, he likes to communicate his stories in a clear and concise manner. His solo exhibitions include Humorous Drawings, Interchurch Center Galleries, NYC (2013) ; Manhatitlan, Bowling Green Gallery, City College of New York, NYC (2013) ; George Washington Revisits Washington Heights, Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC (2012).
He has received grants from NoMAA. LMCC, NALAC, NYSCA, Puffin Foundation, US/Mexico Fund for Culture, Latino Public Broadcasting. His recent awards include Special Mention by Zagrev Cartoon (2014); International Tourism Cartoon Competition, Antalya, Turkey (2013); and Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal (2012). He studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist