September 28, 2020
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“Artist Francisco Moreno will give a virtual talk about his work on Monday, September 28, 2020 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Moreno will be presenting his talk remotely via YouTube Live.
Moreno’s artwork often combines art historical references with imagery reflecting the 21stcentury experience. The fusion reveals the immutability of societal and personal struggle that is particularly timely at this point in the world’s history. In a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, he stated, “I feel that now more than ever we are full of doubt and uncertainty in how our lives will play out for years to come. When combined with contemporary content, these art historical allegories can communicate the stressful times in which we find ourselves.”
Francisco Moreno was born in Mexico City in 1986 and immigrated to Arlington, Texas in 1992. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010, where he received the James S. Barnett Jr. Ideas in Art Charitable Foundation Scholarship. He earned a Master of Fine Art degree in 2012 from the Rhode Island School of Design, aided by the prestigious Presidential Scholar Tuition Award. In 2014, he received the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art to complete the WCD Project. In 2016, he received an Artist Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center to start the production of his Chapel project. Chapel, (2016-2018) combines elements of painting, drawing and architecture to create what appears to be a full-scale chapel. At 13 feet by 12 feet by 19 feet, the arched plywood structure enables viewers to enter the space and be surrounded by Moreno’s paintings that cover the entire interior. The work was recently acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art for its permanent collection. Francisco lives and works in Dallas, Texas, and Mexico City.”