Jorge Ariel Escobar is a photo-media interdisciplinary artist currently living in Madison, WI. Born in Piribebuy, Paraguay, he immigrated to the United States with his parents at three years old. He is a current MFA Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an Advanced Opportunity Fellow. Jorge has shown throughout the US including solo exhibitions at VALET Gallery and Art Works' Jane Sandelin Gallery in Richmond, VA. He has been an artist in residence at AZULE and a workshop participant at Penland School of Craft, where he was a recipient of the Windgate Scholarship.

Drawing from my experience as a queer man and a first-generation immigrant, my work looks to explore the intersection between queerness and immigration, as well as how our perception and acceptance of ourselves develop throughout our lifetime. Often using myself as the subject I explore my concepts by incorporating photography, video, printmaking, and textiles into my art practice. 

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