Jorge Ariel Escobar (b. 1994) is a photo based artist living in Richmond, VA. He holds a BFA in studio art from James Madison University where he participated in a photography studio in Prague. Escobar has exhibited as a solo artist at VALET Gallery and Art Works Richmond among others. 

My work is about human-beings, our anxieties, thoughts, and memories. I'm interested in the conversations we have with ourselves and how different times in our lives effect these conversations. I use photographic imagery to visualize these concepts while also utilizing textiles and printmaking techniques.

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Education:

2017 // BFA - Studio Art // James Madison University // Harrisonburg, VA


Solo Exhibitions:

2019 // Twentysomething (forthcoming) // Myers Street Gallery // Richmond, VA

2019 // Where I've Been, Where I'm Going... // Art Works Richmond // Richmond, VA

2018 // [re]construction // VALET // Richmond, VA

2017 // Nevermore // The Gallery at Laughing Dog // Harrisonburg, VA

2016 // Easily Bruised: BFA Thesis // Grace Street Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2015 // Damaged // artWorks Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA


Select Group Exhibitions:

2019 // Secluded Spaces // Pop-up Art Collective // Harrsionburg, VA

2019 // New Beginnings // Del Ray Artisan Gallery // Alexandria, VA

2019 // The Naked Print // RI Center for Photographic Arts // Providence, RI

2018 // Creatures of the Night // The Camel // Richmond, VA

2018 // Companion Planting // Arts Council of the Valley // Harrisonburg, VA

2017 // JMU Undergraduate Juried Show // artWorks Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2017 // Internal Dialogues // artWorks Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2016 // Kappa Pi Pop-Up Gallery // BadWolf Brewing Company // Manassas, VA

2016 // Larkin Arts Regional Juried Show // Pegasus Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2016 // Exploring Lent in Black & White // 292 N. Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2015 // Prague Studio Exhibition // Grace Street Gallery // Harrisonburg, VA

2015 // Fully Human // Warren Hall Ballroom // Harrisonburg, VA

2014 // Alchemical Correlative //  artWorks Galley // Harrisonburg, VA


Grants, Awards, and Scholarships:

2019 // Penland School of Craft Windgate Scholarship

2019 // Viewer's Choice Award for New Beginnings Exhibition

2017 // Senior Art Achievement Award for Photography

2017 // College of Visual and Performing Arts Research Grant

2016 // Junior Art Achievement Award Nominee


Residencies + Workshops:

2019 // Penland School of Craft (forthcoming) // Bakersville, NC

2019 // AZULE // Hot Springs, NC

2018 // VALET // Richmond, VA

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