Alberto Aguilar (Chicago), Peter Fagundo (Chicago),
Pete Fagundo and Alberto Aguilar
, Chicago based artists, have their studios at home.
Alberto Aguilar was born in Chicago, IL in 1974 and raised in Cicero, IL. In 1997, he received his BFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was married.
Alberto had his first child in 1998 during a two-year hiatus in Phoenix, AZ, then returned to Chicago to receive his MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and purchased his first home in Cicero, IL in 2001.
For five years Alberto
taught part-time at various colleges throughout the Chicago area.
With the assistance of students, he
painted several murals in and around Chicago.
In 2004 Alberto
last child, bringing the total to four.
Also in 2004, Alberto got his first full-time job at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL, where he was appointed as Professor of Art History.
In 2005 he
took part in Blue Sky Project
, a summer arts community and residency program, which opened him up to a more direct mode of collaboration with other artists and youth.
Around the same time Alberto
started documenting everyday occurrences, family life and household chores and designating them as his
In 2006 he was appointed as a full-time Professor of Art at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago where he teaches painting, drawing and art appreciation.
In 2007 Alberto
started Pedestrian Project, an art initiative dedicated to making art accessible and available to people from all walks of life.
currently lives on the southwest side of Chicago, on the path of airplanes, near Midway airport.
current work, every aspect of his
daily life and exchanges with others are treated as creative acts. http://albertoaguilar.carbonmade.com