Juan-Carlos Perez is an interdisciplinary artist who was born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles, California at an early age. He later moved to Chicago Illinois to pursue a degree in Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Through the use of 2D, 3D, & installation work, Juan-Carlos creates intense landscape spaces where visual & complex relationships revolving around the themes of politics, immigration, violence, racism, religion (etc) are interwoven with undercurrent histories. These spaces create a context where different perspectives, ideals & concepts confront and challenge one another.
Juan-Carlos is part of The Chicago Act Collective, a group of socially & politically engaged artists that create many forms of resistance through the use of art that promote collaboration and dialogue across multiple communities that reflect and respond to current and local needs identified those directly impacted.
Juan-Carlos partners with art organizations such as Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), Chicago Public Schools, community centers, park districts and neighborhoods (etc) teaching a variety of arts including modern, cultural, rigorous arts education integration and mural-making (painted/mosaics). His art education practice has given him the opportunity to work with communities throughout the city of Chicago, Detroit and West Africa.