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 Escapist Mentorship Program in Houston, TX. Working in East End Houston, his work has been collected throughout the US and Central America. He was the cover artist for 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, whom had their inaugural exhibition at G Spot Gallery in February of 2019.
Artist Statement My practice explores relationship dynamics through a queer Latinx lens. Figurative interpretations, based loosely on classic portraiture, explore themes of masculinity and sexuality with vibrant color palettes and found materials. Biblical allegories are often used to frame interpersonal situations. Subjects are often captured in intimate spaces and evoke a sense of introspection.
Birthplace San Francisco