Jose Santiago Perez is a Salvadoran-American artist from Los Angeles currently based in Chicago. He works between the languages and methodologies of craft, sculpture, and performance. Jose weaves disposable plastics into markers of time and materials of intimacy.
His work 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 Sixty, Newcity, and Art Intercepts.
Jose holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he will serve as a Lecturer in the Fiber and Material Studies Department in 2020.