Alonzo Pantoja


Alonzo Pantoja was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Pantoja is an MFA candidate at Minneapolis College of Art and Design working in fibers, installation and painting. In 2016, Pantoja completed a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the  Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Pantoja studied Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Almere, Netherlands. He also studied Painting and Drawing, and Art History at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

Pantoja has been included in, Hyperallergic,  VASiSTAS Magazine based in Dresden, Germany,  Fresh Contemporary, interviewed for Reciprocal Art Magazine and most recently has participated in
Dialogs 2019 a collaborative artist exchange in La Spezia, Italy.

His practice is an investigation of the process of image making using construction, deconstruction and reconstruction methods . His work is concerned with comfort and queer identity. As he makes work he asks himself, where do we find comfort? and what is comfort? Through queerness he hopes to find comfort, as he often finds himself out of place. 

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