Iván Monforte, Invited Artist Faculty (2022)
Iván Monforte (he/they) is a New York City-based artist who uses conceptual strategies to explore themes of race, class, gender, stigma, and the pursuit of love. Their work often complicates the lines between art, activism, and lived experience through social sculptures, performance, video, photography, and tattooing. They are the recipient of a UCLA Art Council Award, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation, and an Art Matters grant for research in Samoa. And have participated in residencies at Sidestreet Projects, Lower East Side Printshop, Center for Book Arts, and Smack Mellon.