Miguel A. Aragón (*Juárez, México) lives and works in New York City, where he is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at CUNY College of Staten Island.
Aragón has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions; he has received numerous awards and prizes including invitations to participate in Artist Residencies in the USA and abroad. His work has also been published in numerous catalogs and books such as: Peenemünde Project: Geschichte wird Kunst / Imprinting History by Dr. Philipp Aumann and Dr. Till Richter (2017), which catalogs artwork created during a residency at the WWII era power plant in Peenemünde where he explored the history of the Nazi-era slave labor missile research center, and A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking by Matthew Egan, Michael Ehlbeck and Heather Muise (2012).
His works explore subjects of violence, transient and/or persistent memory, perception and the multiple; he uses erasure as language through the use of processes that are reductive in nature. Aragón’s work is included in various private and public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Minneapolis Institute of Art and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago among others.