Jorge Ariel Escobar is a photo-based interdisciplinary artist who is a current MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an Advanced Opportunity Fellow. His work looks to explore the intersection between immigration and queerness using his own experiences as a first-generation immigrant and a queer man as the basis of his research. Jorge has exhibited throughout the US including group exhibitions at RI Center for Photographic Arts (Providence, RI), Ground Floor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and the Trout Museum of Art (Appleton, WI). As a solo artist, he has exhibited with The Gallery at Laughing Dog (Harrisonburg, VA), VALET Gallery (Richmond, VA), and Art Works’ Jane Sandelin Gallery (Richmond, VA). He has been an Artist-in-Residence at AZULE and a recipient of the Penland School of Craft Windgate Scholarship, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Paddle Raise Scholarship, and James Madison University’s CVPA Research Grant.

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