Oct 14, 2020
studio artist Hugo Moro draws from his childhood experiences in
Cuba, his artistic awakening in New York City, and his work as a
professor, graphic designer, and art director in Miami, to create
unique, eclectic installations, as well as gallery pieces.
At Project-106 in Pioneer Square, Hugo currently uses a wide
range of media, including mixed media on panels, mixed media on
chromogenic-print, found objects on panels, and even “burned
chairs” to evoke emotion and create a sense of
What you will learn:
- What it’s like to live and work in an art-centered
neighborhood; how he is able to keep creating despite
pandemic-related restrictions; the hustle required to promote and
sell artwork, as well as make connections with galleries.
- What it was like immigrating from Cuba to New York when he was
12; how the New York art scene influenced his career trajectory;
what early artistic influences shaped his artistic vision.
- How his experience at the Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute
of Technology helped him understand what he didn’t want to do just
as much as what he wanted to do artistically; what it was like
crossing paths with Andy Warhol in New
York City; how his experience feeling like an outsider as an openly
gay Cuban immigrant shaped his artistic choices aesthetically.
- How collective trauma can influence political views and what
process Hugo followed to forge his own path as an artist.
- The advice Hugo would give to young people wishing to pursue a
career in art. [38:16-44:02]
- The personal joys and challenges he has faced, and what
upcoming projects he’s looking forward to in late 2020 and
throughout 2021. [44:02-52:10]