(b. Tucson, Arizona, USA. 1973).
Ore-Giron received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute (1996) and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2006). He has had solo exhibitions at MUCA ROMA, Mexico City (2006); Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco (2005) and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia (2005). His work was also included in group shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and in the traveling museum exhibition, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, which was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and traveled to venues in Mexico, New York and Texas (2008-2009). Ore-Giron has lived in Peru, Spain, Mexico and the Southwest of the United States, which has informed his visual vocabulary. Eamon Ore-Giron's paintings, works on paper and installations blend contemporary graphic design, folk and tourist art, and surrealism in a hybridity of Mexican, South American, Native-American, and other American cultures. Along with his collaborator Julio Cesar Morales, Ore-Giron creates DJ and audio culture forums under the name Los Jaichackers as well as his solo music as DJ LENGUA.
Independent critic and curator Tiffany Barber talks to the Los Angeles-based artist about his childhood, his artistic process, his alter ego, forthcoming projects, and the mythology of the West.