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Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, along the U.S./ Mexico border, Alejandro Macias received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2008, and a Master of Fine Arts in 2-D Studio Art from the University of Texas - Pan American in 2012.

 

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including notable residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Chateau d’Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France, The Studios at MASS MoCA, Wassaic Project, CALA Alliance, and Uncool Artist in Brooklyn, NY (2024).


He was recently the recipient of the Lehmann Emerging Artist award, which included a two-person exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum.

He’s held solo exhibitions at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Presa House Gallery, Tucson Museum of Art, and Latch-Key Gallery in New York, NY. 

He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Arizona School of Art in Tucson, AZ.

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