Hugo Perez is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and received his BFA in Graphic Design. In 2016, he was awarded a residency through John Ross Palmer’s Residency Program in Houston, TX. Working in East End Houston, his work has been collected throughout the US and internationally. He was the cover artist for the University of Houston’s 2018 annual report for the Center of Mexican American Studies (CMAS). In 2018, his mural “PrideWallHTX” became the largest pride mural in Houston. Most recently, he joined the queer art collective, Qollective, who had their inaugural exhibition at G Spot Gallery in February of 2019.
Artist Statement My current work explores the relationship the queer brown male body has with itself in contemporary culture. The psychological impact of being simultaneously seen as an object of desire, a vehicle for divisive rhetoric, while navigating the intersection of machismo and the patriarchal dynamics of the Latinx nucleus.
Birthplace San Francisco