Claudio Dicochea was born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, and was
raised alongside the U.S.-Mexico border on a small farming community in
southern Arizona. His research examines the 18th century casta painting genre
from colonial Mexico in effort to see how genealogy, sexual desire, and poverty
affect our own structuring of identity. Dicochea recently exhibited this body of
work at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, where he was invited to present
during opening week forums. He has been the recipient of several awards
including the Ford Foundation’s Siqueiros-Pollock Binational Painting Award, a
California Arts Council grant, and a 2010 Contemporary Forum Artist Grant.
Claudio’s work was published in 'Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists,
Works, Culture and Education' and the Sydney Biennale catalog. He has a BFA
from the University of Arizona, a Post Baccalaureate degree from the San
Francisco Art Institute, and most recently an MFA in Painting at Arizona State
University. Dicochea is represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.