Chaz Bojórquez, from the Streets to the Cloud


Chaz Bojórquez, from the Streets to the Cloud, November 9, 2012 – June 30, 2013     

Summary: Chaz Bojórquez (b.1949, Los Angeles) is recognized as a pioneer in the U.S. street art movement by his iconic skeletal stencil of Senor Suerte created in 1969. He has taken influence from the proud and historic style of "cholo" writing used around his neighborhood, thus developing a style of his own. His formative studies were Chinese calligraphy under Master Yun Chung Chiang, ancient Mesoamerican Art at the University of Guadalajara, as well as painting, ceramics and sculpture at the Chouinard Art Institute. His artwork and voice on intellectualized graffiti continues to draw and inspire an international urban identity that informs today's global street art community.

Participating Artists: Chaz Bojórquez

Curator:  Cesáreo Moreno

Organizing Institution:  National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art, Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery

*Exhibition zine printed.

Friday, November 9, 2012 to Sunday, June 30, 2013