Mar. 30, 2016 All day
Calmar la Mente painted by Briar Bonifacio inaugurated Mexic-Arte Museum’s new program from the Visual and Bilingual Marketing and Public Engagement Project. This project is co-sponsored by the Cultural Arts Division of the COA Economic Development Dept.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Austin, Briar Bonifacio is a self-taught muralist and graphic artist whose artwork adorns some of the most popular spots in the city. Largely inspired by cartoon-like imagery, the subjects of Bonifacio’s artworks are usually inanimate objects with human characteristics. Bonifacio’s use of characters multiple times in different artworks gives his artwork a recognizable personality. Not only does the sense of humor Briar Bonifacio adds to his murals, serigraphs, and paintings make him a uniquely recognizable contemporary artist Austin, but he has also exhibited in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and won residencies in Hartford’s Pope Park and New York’s Deitch Projects Art Parade. During his most recent residency in Hong Kong, he researched Wing Chun Kung Fu History and put on an art and DJ puppet show in a sky scraper while perfecting the science of juice smoothies.