José Santiago Pérez is a Salvadoran-American artist from Los Angeles currently based in Chicago. He works between the languages and methodologies of craft, sculpture, and performance. José weaves disposable plastics into markers of time and materials of intimacy. He is currently a 2019-2020 HATCH artist resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
Jose has participated in group shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. In January 2020 he will be showing work at Roman Susan Art Foundation in Chicago. Solo exhibitions of his craft based sculptures and wall hangings have been presented at Ignition Project Space and Wedge Projects, and his curatorial projects have been exhibited at the Leather Archive & Museum. He has been featured in reviews and interviews in OtherPeoplesPixels, Sixty, Newcity, and Art Intercepts.
José has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies department.