2021 Inaugural Fellow:
José Ibarra Rizo
José Ibarra Rizo had a solo exhibition at MINT Gallery during the 2021 ACP Festival. He also received a WAGE stipend, mentorship, and participated in the 2021 ACP Virtual Portfolio Review. His Fellowship exhibition was highlighted in Lenscratch’s ACP Week.
José Ibarra Rizo is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, José and his mother immigrated to the states as undocumented immigrants when he was seven. This life-changing experience shaped and informed his creative process and approach to art making. José received permanent residency status at the age of twelve and holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Georgia College & State University with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. His work primarily focuses on identity and is currently exploring the migrant experience in the American South.