New Orleans, Louisiana
MILAGROS, consisting of Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, is a mural and installation collective based in New Orleans, LA. Asteinza and Fillastre met studying Fine Art at Florida State University in 2006. Their public art works pepper the southeastern United States. In 2016, MILAGROS was commissioned by the City of Decatur, GA, and MARTA to revamp an overpass. With grant support, they designed, fabricated, and installed a park—complete with giant wind chimes—that spills out from the transport structure. Community and collaboration are the heart of the MILAGROS ethos. Inspired by their Latinx upbringing, MILAGROS aspires to create enjoyable spaces for intergenerational gathering, where individuals can feel connected through the joint construction of a positive experience. This celebratory spirit shines brightly in defiance of current political dramas.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
We strive to make art that evokes transcendent experiences through scale and visual impact. Often, we fill large spaces with intricate patterns to obscure space and then create magic moments by incorporating sculptural elements that offer a deeper exploration. Sometimes we create clothing and costumes that reflect the space and create a further interaction.”