About the Artist:
ERNESTO LEON, the media activist, photographer, painter, and sculptor now living and working in Houston, Texas, is Involved in community affairs, independent media and non-commercial radio. The artist has weekly programs on Pacifica radio and Houston Media Source TV. Ernesto's work themes are about cultural resistance, anti-globalization, anti-war, and anti-imperialism, as well as environmental concerns and racial discrimination. The power of media in the hands of the people is the main subject of Leon's creative work. Mr. Leon produces art, and community media, while lecturing and exhibiting his work in exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad.
The artist’s history is expansive, having studied at the School of Art and Crafts in Madrid, Spain, the Restoration and Conservation Academy at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), and the School of Visual Arts at NYU, New York. New York City’s prominent Acquavella Gallery featured the artists work for over a decade. As an artist with 5 pieces in the collection of MOMA New York, Leon has had more than 30 years of experience with many solo shows and group exhibitions Leon’s work is included in numerous collections both public and private.