Plátanos Amarillos, After Francisco Oller
Las Vegas, Nevada
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and known for large-scale installations and sculptures that manifest his interactions with American pop culture and the Latinx experience, Justin Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States. His installations have been commissioned by museums including the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. He is the recipient of the 2018 Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist. Favela hosts two culture-oriented podcasts, Latinos Who Lunch and The Art People Podcast. He holds a BFA in fine art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2021
I am interested in exploring the notions of authenticity, place, and identity, using familiar materials to make large-scale installations, sculptures, and paintings. As a queer person of color working in the United States, I believe that expressing joy, making art accessible, and taking up space can be a political act.”