Movimiento Nocturno. Danza del venado en La Cultura Yaqui. Casando/On the hunt. Celebrating indigenous ways of knowledge building.  Muchas gracias al Maestro Rodolfo Hernández, director del Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte por su asistencia en esta pieza. #borderlands  #elpaso #elpasoartist #fronterizos #fronterizxs #fronterizas #chicanx #chicanoart #artechicano #juarez #tucson #sonora #yaqui #mexico #mx #tx #nm #az #papi #queerart #weglow #buenasvibras #yaqui #yaquis

El Guerrero

Inspired by indigenous ways of acquiring knowledge and the wisdom of our ancestors. This is a rendition of Jesus Helguera’s famous painting – El Guerrero. Cuauhtémoc renacido una y otra vez. I have prints available. Please see my store or get in touch if you’re interested in a print purchase.

Portrait Work

Portrait work for me is challenging but I believe it makes me a better artist. I can always hunker down and focus on the color, detail and expression. Thank you to those who have hired me. These make great gifts. Send me a message if you’re interested in having a loved one made into art. (Jose.montoya77@gmail.com).

Create as if your life depended on it

Working on a commissioned piece, a recreation of Jesus Helguera’s “Guerrero.”

Community in the time of corona

What I have observed and I gathered from doctors and scientists is that in order to move beyond the Corona Virus, the community has to band together (from the insides of our homes). The two pieces posted here represent that and grew organically from within the community; I met Diego “Robot” Martínez (co-owner of Galería Lincoln and @diegorobot on IG) through Power at the Pass after my solo show late last year. He offered to collaborate, and this is what we came up with: my photos and his intense painting. In my opinion, two pieces that suggest that we did our best to overcome the pandemic by staying focused, creative and supportive. These two pieces are up for sale. Send a message if you’re interested! You’d be helping two working artists during this difficult time.

I’m also working with a group of young vloggers, where I will help with content creation for an up-and-coming fronterizo social justice podcast. Be on the look out. In the meantime, I continue to create, and to resist the crippling nature of the facist regime.

Feliz Año 2020

Patrolling Duranguito. Que si tenía miedo? Obvio. Who are these women for those who don’t know? Chingonas. That’s who. Do your own research. Learn your history. As the old saying goes, every movement needs women and queers. We can willfully dissent from the powers that be. Let your art be your weapon. Please share. Thanks to @vlendo for your support and to all those chingonas for the financial support and who helped make this vision come true. #elpaso#juarez#lascruces#frontera#artefronterizo#chicanoart#elpasoart#elpasoartist#duranguitoreziste#elpasoresiste#adelita#lasadelitas#artemexicano#papi#queerart#urbanart#femmeart

Power at the Pass: The BWOMS Podcast

My first solo art show, “Chicano Existentialisms: This River is of Love” was due to the hustle and efforts of the talented Valentin Sandoval, content creator for Power at the Pass. Richie Marrufo, hosted both Valentin and I for a conversation on the creation and direction of “Chicano Existentialisms” on Power at the Pass’ BWOMS Podcast. We also discussed my artistic trajectory, community work and some interesting stories shared between Valentin and I. Please check out the podcast–let me know what you think!