Nicolás de Jesús • 2015

 

Nicolás De Jesús (b. 1960 Amelyatepec, Mexico) a Nahua Indian, whose hometown is well known for the traditional painters of amate paper. Nicolas is by experience self-taught and an artist by heritage. In 1981 he traveled to Mexico City to learn printmaking at Artegrafias Limitadas printshop. In 1988 he visited Los Angeles, CA and later he moved to Chicago where he settled for almost a decade. He promoted his art through the Mexican Museum from that city and became a co-founder of the Taller Mexicano de Grabado in 1990. Nicolas has exhibited in France, Japan & Indonesia through the support of the L'Association pour l’Estampe et l’Art populaire. In 2015 he spent three most working in Ontario and San Francisco, CA and a visit to Chicago. He promotes printmaking, his colleagues’ artwork and their ancestral culture.