René Arceo (b. 1959 Michoacán, Mexico) is a printmaker and a cultural worker who builds bridges that connect artists and arts institutions to foster printmaking. He co-founded Galeria Ink Works (1984) and the Taller Mexicano de Grabado (1990). In 2005 he founded Arceo Press to promote international printmaking exchanges through the creation of print portfolios where artists collaborate and seek exhibition opportunities abroad. www.ArceoPress.com
René has exhibited in Poland, Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua, Canada, France and the USA. He received several awards including two Governor’s International Exchange Program from the Illinois Arts Council to travel, lecture and exhibit in Lublin, Poland (2002) and in Paris, France (2006). He received the Chicago-Lucerne Art Residency Grant to travel and produce work in Lucerne, Switzerland (2018).