BIO

Pablo V. Cazares is an interdisciplinary artist in Portland, Oregon. His work has been shown at the Parallax Art Center, Afru Gallery, Portland State University’s MK Gallery, and Western Oregon University's Cannon Gallery. In 2023, he was nominated for the International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Work Award, awarded the McGlasson Prize for Textile Arts, and received a jury commendation from the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize. In 2023, he was also awarded the Visionary Award at InventOregon for his work with kombucha biotextiles, 1st Place in PSU's Cleantech Challenge, and had his work featured in Portland Textile Month. Pablo holds a B.S. in Art Practice from Portland State University, as well as an associates degree in Apparel Design.


Community work features as an important aspect of his practice. In 2021 he created The t4t Art Collective to provide transgender artists an opportunity to show work and build community which he now curates and facilitates. In 2021 he also became a mentor-designer for high school students through the SHIFT Project with Arts for Learning NW.


Upcoming exhibitions include The Vestibule in Seattle (2025), Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (Summer 2024), and a group exhibit he'll be curating on queer ecology at Parallax Art Center (March 2024)


Contact him at PabloVCazares@gmail.com

RECENT THEMES

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The materiality of memory and the power of re-crafting our own narratives


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  2. Depersonalization and superstition in a digital landscape that has already outpaced our ability to understand it


Gender alchemy and self-creation through biomaterials

(what happens when a trans person can grow their own skin?)