David Antonio Cruz

David Antonio Cruz uses painting and performance to explore the visibility and intersectionality of brown, black, and queer bodies. David is a professor at SMFA at Tufts University. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculptor Grant. He received his MFA from Yale University.

David Antonio's Links:

Website

David Antonio's Upcoming Workshops

  • P

    INTENSIVES

    Multi-week programs designed for artists of varying skill levels to immerse themselves in the studio practice of their choice while working alongside established faculty.

  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skill and knowledge of painting and drawing. Students are highly motivated and self­-directed, have a minimum of five years experience in their field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Portfolio review is required for admittance to some Level IV classes.

Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2021
9AM-5PM

Painting the Figure through the Lens of Politics & History

David Antonio Cruz

Tuition $1,200
Code D0405-21

This workshop for advanced painters explores the fundamental properties of figurative painting and portraiture through the lens of political and historical gestures and poses. Students examine the figure in painting, documentary photography, art history and literature, and then use these examples as sources for live model sessions, studio practice and discussions. Participants work on self-directed projects and from live models. There are one-on-one and group discussions, as well as individual critiques with the instructor. Students are asked to bring a digital portfolio of recent work to discuss their research, methods and practice. Portfolio Review Required: Thank you for your interest in our Level IV painting workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Since a portfolio review is required, the instructions on how to submit your portfolio are provided here. In order to conduct the required portfolio review, we will need to see digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) sent directly to Anderson Ranch Studio Coordinator, Paul Keefe, via email at pkeefe@andersonranch.org. Please include 10 images of 10 works. Additionally, please include an image identification list that includes: title, media, dimensions and year. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Lastly, please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. These materials must be submitted as a single PDF (less than 10 MB) to be considered. Please include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, Paul Keefe must receive portfolios by 5 PM MST Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment. Please note, if we receive your materials after Feb. 5, you will be considered on a space-available basis. Thank you for your interest in our advanced painting workshops. Please feel free to contact Liz Ferrill with any questions at lferrill@andersonranch.org or 970/924-5076.

Learn More