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José Antonio Aguirre

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José Antonio Aguirre (born in Mexico City), has studied and lived in the United States since 1976. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982, and a Master of Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts in 1990.

West Rail artist José Antonio AguirreAguirre has designed and fabricated more than 35 permanent works of public art for civic art programs, educational and private developer's projects in Southern California, Chicago and Mexico.

Throughout his art career, Aguirre has also been an installation artist and a cultural journalist for Spanish publications in the United States. For over 30 years he has established a strong reputation as a cultural worker and a visual arts educator.

His most ambitious glass mosaic mural (2,200 sq. ft.), Our Legacy: Forever Presente, was completed in 2004 for the East Los Angeles Public Library. For several years, Aguirre has produced public art projects for private developers in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.

Recently, Aguirre completed the artwork design for Azusa-Alameda Station for the MTA Goldline-Foothill Extension in Southern California to be opened in 2015. Aguirre received a Fulbright-García Robles 2010-2011 scholar award to research public art in the community at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco in Mexico City.

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