Categories: Teaching Artist, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Henry Portillo is a printmaker and 2D animator born and educated in the Bronx, earning a B.A and M.F.A. in Printmaking in Lehman College.
He is currently working on a mythological narrative with his pantheon of “Gawds,” a black and brown family of flawed yet vulnerable deities. Part self-portraiture, their journey as they endure an existential crisis that plagues so many of us, their embrace of vices to suppress these emotions and ultimately, their ability to adapt and persevere together is key in his work.
He also enjoys demystifying printmaking processes and assisting developing artists whenever he can.
+ Printmaking (Woodblock, Intaglio, Mokuhanga, Screenprint)
+ Teaching Artist