XICANDO: On Our Own Terms— Exhibition of Work by Celia Rodriguez, Maceo Montoya, and Malaquias Montoya


XICANDO: On Our Own Terms
Quinto Sol Remembered will open an exhibition of the art Malaquias Montoya, Celia Rodriguez, and Maceo Montoya during the two-day encuentro at UC Berkeley April 6-7 2012. The pieces will be housed in the Multicultural Center, a student space won through protest during the Third World strikes of the late 90s. The Exhibition hopes to capture the trajectory of Chicana/o art over the past, present, and into the future. We borrow the phrasing from Alfred Arteaga and Jose Montoya as we move the work of Quinto Sol Publications forward into the next 45 years. –QSR

Celia Rodriguez:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTD5c0CDKxs

Ms. Rodriguez is a seasoned artist. She teaches Chicana/o art at UC Berkeley. Recently, she was the designer for the production of Cherrie Moraga’s “New Fire” that premiered at the Brava Theater in the Mission District.

See the SFGATE review here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/15/DD531MNH3N.DTL

Maceo Montoya: Montoya graduated from Yale University in 2002 where he majored in History and Ethnicity Race & Migration. He also received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2006. He has completed several public art commissions, including murals with the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland and Taller Arte Del Nuevo Amenecer (TANA) in Woodland, California, where he has worked as an instructor. He teaches Chicana/o art and the Chicana/o novel at UC Davis. His first novel, The Scoundrel and the Optimist,  is available now from Bilingual Review Press. Full Bio: http://www.maceomontoya.com/html/biography.html

Malaquias Montoya:  is an American born Chicano poster artist and a major figure in the Chicano art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Montoya’s first publication was in El Grito, Vol. II, No. 2 (1969). Full Bio: http://www.malaquiasmontoya.com/bio.php