Oscar Rene Cornejo (b. 1982) is a New York-based artist from Houston, TX. Cornejo deals with the contemporary history of Latin America, with particular emphasis on the civil war in El Salvador between the years of 1980 to 1992. His group exhibitions include Collective Solid, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX (2015); and Parliament of Owls, Diverseworks, Houston, TX (2015). His residences and awards include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2014); and Fulbright to El Salvador, Institute of International Education, New York, NY (2007). Cornejo holds a B.F.A from The Cooper Union School of Art and an M.F.A from Yale University.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Time’s Past, Once Fled. Raw pigment, silkscreen on marble fresco panel, bent steel, Arrichio fresco on poplar woodframe, mechanic rag (2015). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.
Flight of the Clandestine. Woodblock on handmade paper, plywood, Xerox, graphite, table napkin, roofing nail, plasti-kap, mechanic rag, parrot feathers, oil paint (2014). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.
Desde El Campo Con Amor Y Arrechura. Oil, silkscreen, thread, animal fat, cotton on stretched canvas. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.