“Portraits From My Community” by Feggo at Morris-Jumel Mansion
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is a Mexican artist who’s well-known for his humorous cartoons published in The New Yorker. But his work goes beyond that. Through his art, Feggo tackles important issues such as immigration, the Mexican American experience, and, most recently the environment. His latest exhibition is called Portraits …
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is a Mexican artist who’s well-known for his humorous cartoons published in The New Yorker. But his work goes beyond that. Through his art, Feggo tackles important issues such as immigration, the Mexican American experience, and, most recently the environment.
His latest exhibition is called Portraits From My Community and it’s on-view at the Morris-Jumel Mansion through January 2, 2022. Portraits From My Community features a selection of thirty mixed-media artworks portraying the people of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood.
The project celebrates the intertwining of cultures in Upper Manhattan neighborhoods, presenting a social
commentary on the diversity, beauty, and resilience of longtime residents, newcomers, and immigrants. The artist re-purposes packaging materials – familiar objects we use and discard – to reflect on environmental issues, while honoring the everyday life and joy in our communities. Some of the work presented is part of the ongoing series Used/Reused which has been shown at El Museo’s (S) Files Biennial, Philosophy Box gallery, Mark Miller Gallery, and The Bronx Museum.
About the Artist
Feggo was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico and received a BFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He’s lived in New York City since 1983.
His humorous illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Reader’s Digest, Mad, Narrative, International Herald Tribune, NACLA, INXART and numerous European publications.
He is the creator of Manhatitlan: Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined, a project that features humorous works on paper, animations, and a companion book.
To see more of Feggo’s work, check out his website.
About Morris-Jumel Mansion
As Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, preserves, collects, and interprets history, culture, and the arts to explore inclusive narratives that engage and inspire diverse audiences. As one of the nation’s foremost historic house museums, the organization empowers audiences to create relevant contemporary connections to the histories of the Mansion, its collections, the land, and its people, past and present
Portraits From My Community
On-View October 7, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032
All images ©2021 Felipe Galindo