Education
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2009 MFA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1999  PBA
Self Help Graphics, Invited Artist, Los Angeles, CA 1999
University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ 1995  BFA

Awards and Honors
2014 Artist In Residence, Segura Arts Studio, University of Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture,
South Bend IN
2010 Artist Grant, Contemporary Forum/Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2009 Graduate College Completion Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2008 Seymour Rosen Scholarship in Community Leadership, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2008 Special Talent Award, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2008 Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2003 Public Art Commission, Francis Building Mural, (Nuestra Tierra, Spanishtown Historical Society and I.D.
E.S. Society) Half Moon Bay CA
2001-02 California Arts Council Grant, Artist in Residence Program
2000 First Place, Ford Foundation, Siqueiros-Pollock Binational Painting Award, Museo de Arte e Historia
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), Juárez, México

Select Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2012 'Amor Prohibido', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2012 'Apariciones Apparitions', with Adriana Gallego, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
2010 'Crush', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ                     
2009 'Remastered', Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe AZ
2007 'Tormento y Amor', with Adriana Gallego, Arizona State University, Galleria at the Mercado, Phoenix AZ
2007 'Monster Desire', with Adriana Gallego, HOPE VI Art and Culture Partnership, Tucson AZ

Select Group Exhibitions
2014 'Hello Midtown!', Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2014 'Galería Sin Fronteras', National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago IL
2013 'Texas Biennial', Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio TX
2013 'Arizona Latino Voices: Constructing Identity', Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix AZ
2012 'We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art', BYU Museum of Art,
Provo UT
2012 'Dirty Dozen', juried by Catherine Anspon, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio TX
2012 'Bad Manners', ASU Art Museum, Tempe AZ
2012 'Refresh: A Selection of Exceptional Works', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2012 'The Border Project', University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
2012-2009 Art Miami, Lisa Sette Gallery, Miami FL
2011 'Self-Referential: Art Looking at Art', ASU Art Museum, Tempe AZ
2011 'Wanderlust', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2011 'Re-Thinking the Faculty Exhibition', juried by Robert Atkins, ASU Art Museum, Tempe AZ
2011 'Contemporary Forum Grants Awards Exhibition', Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2011 '25th Anniversary Exhibition', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2011 'Contemporary Forum Auction', Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2010 'The Beauty of Distance', 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2010 'Sacrilege', Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego CA
2009 'Arizona Biennial', Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
2009 'Conexiones', Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa AZ
2009 'Locals Only', Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2009 'Everything is Illuminated: Revealing the Back Room', Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2009 'Otra Voz', Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ
2009 'Opuntia Vulgaris', Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2009 'Deck III', Pravus, Phoenix AZ
2009 'Visiones', ALAC (Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center), Phoenix AZ
2009 'Visions of a New America', Cuervo Studio and Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2009-2008 'Chaos Theory 9', Legend City Studios, Phoenix AZ    
2008 'Code-Switchers', The Lab, San Francisco CA   
2008 'Art and Politics', Institute for Humanities Research, Tempe AZ   
2008 'Nathan Cummings Exhibition', Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe AZ
2007 'MFA Summer Juried Exhibition', Harry Wood  Gallery, Tempe AZ
2007 'Plastic Fantastic', Step Gallery, Tempe AZ
2005 'Quickening', Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson AZ
2005 'Convergence', Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle AZ
2003 'Latino Art Symposia', Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2001 'Regional Artists Show', San Diego Art Institute, San Diego CA
2000 'Frontera: Ford', Siqueiros-Pollock, Museo de Arte e Historia (INBA), Ciudad Juárez, México

Selected Bibliography
Books
Elliot, David. 'The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age', Sydney, 17th Biennale of Sydney
Ltd. with Thames & Hudson, Australia 2010
Sette, Lisa & Shikany, Peter. 'Desert Voices: Down Under', Phoenix, PS Studios 2010
Cochran, Sara. 'Locals Only', Phoenix, PS Studios 2009
Alvarado, Joaquin. 'Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art', Tempe, Bilingual Press 2002
Cortazar, Enrique. 'Entre Lineas V', Catalogue, The Ford Foundation/El Museo de Arte e Historia INBA, Ciudad
Juárez, Mexico 2000

Articles
New American Paintings #96, juror Cassandra Coblentz, October/November 2011
Mason, Ngahiraka. 'The 17th Biennale of Sydney', Art & Australia, September 2010
Te-chen, Chiou. 'Chronicle of the 17th Sydney Biennale', China Times, June 2010
Abrahamsen, John. 'Otra Voz', The Noise, January 2009
Andrews, Scott. 'Claudio Dicochea at Harry Wood Gallery', Java, May 2009
Andrews, Scott. 'Locals Only at Phoenix Art Museum', Java, August 2009
Bass, Penelope. 'Culture and Controversy’, Flagstaff Live, February 2009
Nilsen, Richard. 'Chicano Art: A New Vision', Arizona Republic, July 2009
Cully, Craig. 'Quickening Comes to MoCA', Downtown Tucsonan, October 2005
Pullen, Suzanne. 'Sunset Story: Neighborhood Mural', San Francisco Chronicle, September 2003

Internet
Hahnefeld, Laura. 'Editorial Recommendations', Visual Art Source (2010) VisualArtsSource.com
'Lisa Sette Gallery’s Striking Exhibition: Claudio Dicochea’s Crush', Arizona Critical Critter (2010)
AzCriticalCritter.wordpress.com
Farrelly, Elizabeth. 'More Sex and Death, Please: The Art Form of Arrogance', The Age (2010) theage.com.au
Craft, Wendy. 'Sydney Biennale Spotlights ASU Herberger Institute Scholars and Artists', Art Daily, (2010)
artdaily.org
Vanesian, Kathleen. 'Three Lisa Sette Gallery Artists Accepted to 17th Biennale of Sydney', Phoenix New
Times, (2010) blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
Andrews, Scott. 'Claudio Dicochea’s Fotonovela', Hearsight Magazine (2009) Hearsight.com

Professional Experience
2014 Faculty Associate, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio TX
2012 -14 Leadership Institute Coordinator, National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, San Antonio TX
2010 -11 Faculty Associate/Drawing, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2011 Instructor, ASU Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2006 -09 Teaching Assistant/Drawing, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2006 -09 Research Assistant/Painting & Drawing, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2005 -06 Digital Assets Management Coordinator, The Walt Disney Company, Burbank CA
2000 -05 Art Instructor, Theatre of Hearts/Youth First, Los Angeles CA
2001 -02 Resident Artist, California Arts Council Grant, Artist in Residence Program

Select Public Speaking Engagements
2014 Latino Museum Studies Program, panelist, Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington DC
2014 Artist talk, 'Black Art, Brown Art' (instructor Dr. Cherise Smith), University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

2014 Artist talk, Department of Art, Art History & Design, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN
2014 Artist talk, Segura Arts Studio, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, South Bend IN
2012 Art & Technology, panelist, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Regional Conference,
Albuquerque NM
2012 Artist talk with Enrique Chagoya, moderator Heather S. Lineberry, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2011 Contemporary Forum Film Series: La Jetée, panelist, moderator Sara Cochran, Phoenix Art Museum,
Phoenix AZ
2011 Emerging Arts Leaders of Phoenix, panelist, Eye Lounge, Phoenix AZ
2011 Artist talk with Gabriela Muñoz, Docent Education Program, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2011 Artist talk with Gabriela Muñoz, Arizona Mexico Commission Bi-national Plenary, Phoenix AZ
2011 Artist talk with Adriana Gallego, Border Research Group, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
2011 What is Contemporary Art?, panelist, moderator Sara Cochran, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2011 Artist talk, Contemporary Forum, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2010 First People, Diaspora and Fourth Worlds, 17th Biennale of Sydney Opening Week Forum, panelist, Art
Gallery of New South Whales, Sydney, Australia
2010 Artist talk, 17th Biennale of Sydney Opening Week Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney,
Australia
2010 Sydney Biennale Open Seminar, panelist, ASU Art Museum, Tempe AZ
2010 Art of the Border, panelist, Latino Art Now Conference, Los Angeles CA
2010 Artist talk, Contemporary Forum, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2010 Arte Gigante, panelist, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ
2010 Story Corps, interview, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
2009 Artist talk, Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
2009 Artist talk with Adriana Gallego, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Mesa AZ
2009 Reflections: Locals Only, panelist, moderator Sara Cochran, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2009 Artist talk, Locals Only, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
2008 The Edge of Contemporary and Traditional, panelist, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures,
Regional Conference, Tucson AZ

Select Review Panels
2012 National Student Art Competition, juror, League for Innovation in the Community College,Chandler AZ
2012 7th Avenue Streetscape Public Art Project, juror, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Phoenix AZ
2012 Artist Fellowship Awards, Nevada Arts Council, juror, Reno NV

Select Professional Associations
2011 Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC), board member, Phoenix AZ
National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, member
Claudio Dicochea is a painter and arts educator born in San Luis Río Colorado. Raised on the Mexican–
United States border in southern Arizona, Dicochea studied at the University of Arizona, San Francisco Art
Institute, and Arizona State University.  Drawing from his own experience at the geographic intersection of
Mexican and American culture, Dicochea’s work is a contemporary re-examination of mestizaje, or mixed-race
identity. His layered and visually dense paintings host a motley cast of figures and motifs dealing with the
legacy of colonial representation, hybrid identity and contemporary media stereotypes.

Dicochea maintains a steady exhibition repertoire, with a parallel program of speaking engagements and
publications.  In 2010, he exhibited his work and presented at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia. He has
shown in Art Miami with Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, The Lab
in San Francisco and Museo de Arte e Historia in Juarez, Mexico.  His awards include the Contemporary
Forum Artist Grant, Ford Foundation Siqueiros-Pollock Binational Painting Award, Graduate College
Completion Fellowship and Seymour Rosen Scholarship in Community Leadership. Most recently, Arizona
State University Art Museum included his artwork within their permanent collection. Dicochea is represented
by Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Claudio Dicochea
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