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Born and raised in Culiacán, Sinaloa.
His passion for painting began at an early age on the streets of Culiacan with graffiti. In 2013 he started his evolution into urban artist with the mission of leaving his mark along many walls of Culiacán. DiskeUno has murals in many cities across Mexico and also in Chicago. Recently worked on murals with Ricardo Angeles in partnership with Brown Wall Project in Little Village.
DiskeUno is inspired by the indigenous cultures and ethnic groups of Mexico. The rituals and ceremonies combined with nature in honor of the Mexican roots are the basis of DiskeUno’s work.
Hailey M Losselyong
Hailey M. Losselyong is a Chicago-based (Pilsen) visual artist who uses a wide variety of “canvases” to display abstract portraits of women. “The goal is to highlight the duality of people while also making them feel good about themselves. The work can be light hearted or heavy, muted or colorful, detailed or simple.”
Hale Ekinci is a Chicago-based (I believe she lives in Pilsen) interdisciplinary artist with strong ties to her Turkish heritage. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at North Central College. Focusing on personal history, cultural identity, gender politics, and craft traditions, her works vary from videos and fiber installation to embroidery paintings embellished with vibrant colors, patterns, and autobiographical relics.
She is currently a Hatch Projects Artist Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition. Her work has been exhibited nationally at EXPO Chicago, Woman Made Gallery, Giertz Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center, VAE, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, and Queens College Art Center. Her international video screenings include The Nightingale Cinema, Filmfront, College of DuPage, Musrara Mix Festival (Jerusalem, Israel) Trestle Gallery (New York City), CAN TV (Cable Access Channel 21), Momentum Worldwide (Berlin, Germany) and Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland). She has been awarded the “Figure and Fiber Award” by Surface Design Association and has completed residencies at ACRE, Jiwar Barcelona, Momentum Worldwide Berlin, and Elsewhere Museum.
“Growing up in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, I have always been drawn to the pulse of the city. My primary focus is wheat-pasting, applying an image, usually on a public space, with homemade paste. I have expanded mediums to canvas work and murals, but I enjoy wheat-pasting the most because of it’s organic, temporal nature. The lifespan of my wheat-pasted pieces is unpredictable…some fade with grace while others are gone too soon, but either way I try to compliment the landscape they call home. Wheat-pasting allows me to put an idea to paper, bring it to life with paint, and share it by choosing just the right location to provide context. The application process allows me to literally get my hands dirty and contribute to the sights and sounds of the city.”
“My self-taught work is influenced by pop culture, hip hop, Tokyo street art and the Japanese aesthetic. While my work can currently be seen around the city of Chicago, I’ve had the opportunity to wheat-paste in some of my favorite spots in Tokyo, leaving behind a little of myself in a place that’s given me so much.“
Recent exhibition: https://rotofugi.com/blogs/news/september-exhibit-hori-miso
Street art example: https://findmasa.com/artist/hori-miso