Esteban Cabeza de Baca
Lecturer of Painting and Drawing
2014 Columbia University MFA
2010 The Cooper Union BFA
More About Me
Born in 1985, Esteban Cabeza de Baca’s childhood hometown of San Ysidro, CA virtually straddled the U.S.–Mexico border, as did his family. He employs a broad range of painterly techniques, entwining layers of graffiti, landscape, and pre-Columbian pictographs in ways confounding Cartesian single-point perspective.
Color Seminar: Colonization and Color
The Generated Image
Spec. Topics in Painting: Unsettling the Painted Space
Special Topics in Painting: Painting Identity
2021, Kazanjian, Dodie, Vogue, Many Artists Began Painting Outside During the Pandemic—And They Might Never Go Back
2021, MacQuaid, Cate, Boston Globe, Provincetown: Where Gallerists know how to behave in a crisis
2021. MacQuaid, Cate, Boston Globe, Layers of heritage and history in paint
2021, Bourland, Ian, Frieze Magazine, Countering the Fetishization of Indigenous Art
2021 Gluibizzi, Amanda, The Brooklyn Rail, Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Nepantla
2019 Mitter, Siddhartha, The New York Times, Four Artists to Watch
Exhibitions / Performances
2022 Let Earth Breathe, The Momentary Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas.
2021 Nepantla, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, New York
2019 Life is one Drop in Limitless Oceans…., Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen, NL.
2023-2022 Denver Art Museum, Gio Ponti 7th Floor expansion
2023-2022 Plein Aire, MOCA Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, Curated by Aurora Tang