- Francisco Echo Eraso Jr.
Francisco Eraso is a Colombian-American interdisciplinary artist, writer and performer. His work makes evident the construction of value through reproductions and allusions to the color gold and subsequent historical legacies of gold mining, alchemy and capitalist accumulation. Eraso draws from traditional Colombian and queer-crip DIY ornamentation and craft in order to mourn and heal from the violences of colonial extraction.
He has received a BA/BFA in Visual Studies and Fine Arts from the New School. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Textile Arts Center 77Art and Art and Disability Residency. His work has been presented at a variety of venues including The Real House, Flux Factory, Franklin Street Works, The Sheila C. Johnson Gallery among others.
Francisco currently lives in Brooklyn and works as the Artist Programs Manager at the Textile Arts Center.