Jorge Ariel Escobar is a queer/Latinx image-maker who holds a BFA from James Madison University and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an Advanced Opportunity Fellow. He further has attended workshops at Penland School of Craft, Anderson Ranch Art Center, and has been an artist in residence at AZULE (Hot Springs, NC). His work looks to explore ideas of intimacy, desires, and relationships between queer men using his own experiences as the basis of his research. Jorge has exhibited nationally including group exhibitions at RI Center for Photographic Arts (Providence, RI), the Trout Museum of Art (Appleton, WI), and the Center for Fine Art Photgraphy (Fort Collins, CO), where his work received an Honorable Mention. As a solo artist, he has exhibited with VALET Gallery (Richmond, VA) and Art Works’ Jane Sandelin Gallery (Richmond, VA).

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