Alonzo Pantoja

Alonzo Pantoja was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Pantoja is an MFA candidate at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2016, Pantoja completed a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the  Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Pantoja studied Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Almere, Netherlands. He also studied Painting and Drawing, and Art History at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

Pantoja has been included in, Hyperallergic,  VASiSTAS Magazine based in Dresden, Germany,  Fresh Contemporary and interviewed for Reciprocal Art Magazine . 

His work is an investigation of the process of image making. Through construction and deconstruction his work is concerned with process-based abstraction and gender-identity. His interest in gender-identity lies within the concept of gender reveal and how associations of color are applied to a certain gender. It is through those associations of color that his work both conforms and rejects the notion of a particular color being gendered.

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