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Jorge Orozco Gonzalez
San Diego, CA
United States
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01. October 2015 - 31. July 2016

Born 1980 in Chula Vista, CA/USA.

Jorge Orozco Gonzalez is an artist and architect. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in cultural studies from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA/USA as well as a Master of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking from Yale University in New Haven, CT/USA. He also earned a Master of Architecture from Princeton University in Princeton, NJ/USA.

He has worked for Atopia Research in Princeton, Design Atlantic LTD, and for New-Territories in Bangkok/Thailand. Most recently he was a designer at Domestic Architecture in San Diego, CA/USA. He founded, a research driven speculative architecture practice, in Philadelphia, PA/USA in 2013. He has lectured and presented his work at the Princeton Arts Council in Princeton, Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA/USA, and the University of Tokyo in Tokyo/Japan. He has taught critical theory to undergraduate art majors, English to recent immigrants from Latin America and art practice to at-risk youth. His artwork and architecture projects have been a part of group exhibitions at the William Grant Stills Arts Center and the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles as well as the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, NY/USA. His art and architecture works have been published in Palimpsest and Pidgin magazine as well as online.

Jorge Orozco Gonzalez has earned numerous fellowships and awards, including support from the Weingart Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, the Rhode Island School of Design Presidents Award, the CalArts Merit Award and Scholarship, as well as the Alfred McDougal and Nancy Lauter McDougal Endowed Scholarship from Yale University. In 2008 he was chosen by the US Department of Education to receive a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.