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Juan Arango Palacios was born in Pereira, Colombia, and was raised in a traditional Catholic home. Their traditional upbringing was cut short by a series of migrations that their family took seeking a better future. The family moved from Colombia to southern Louisiana where Juan’s sense of identity and belonging began to be skewed by their lack of knowledge of the English language, their unfamiliarity with American culture, and their internal struggle with a queer identity. Living in other parts of Louisiana and Texas, and being further subdued by the conservative culture in which they lived, Juan continued to live with a constant fear of their own identity throughout their youth. Juan graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has found a safe-haven within the queer community in Chicago.


BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2016-2020


2021, Juan Arango Palacios, The Artists Feature

2021, Juan Arango Palacios’ vibrant paintings are an “an ode and monument to queer people”, It's Nice That

2021, Juan Arango Palacios: Como Ángel en Cielo @ New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Juxtapoz

2021, Juan Arango Palacios: Payasadas, Chicago Gallery News


2022, Salon, Guts Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2022, Vernacular Glamour, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, UK (Group)
2021, Como Angel en Cielo, New Image Art, Los Angels, CA, USA (Solo)
2021, They Seek To Glimmer, Musik Curatorial, Dallas, TX, USA (Solo)
2021, Payasadas, Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL, USA (Solo)
2021, Recuerdos, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2021, Orchids, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Group)
2021, Queerness in Color, Queer Art Collective, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, USA (Group)
2021, Clean Slate, Gruin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Group)
2021, A Flame Sparkling, Fluffy Crimes, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, Recuerdos, SITE Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (Solo)
2020, ENTRECUERPOS, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, The Chicago Painters Exhibition, Happy Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, Undefined: Pride Month Benefit Project, Curina, New York City, NY, USA (Group)
2020, Undergraduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, HYBERNATE, Workshop 4200, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, CUFFING, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2019, CASA, 5th Floor Gallery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2018, Strange, Lune Noir Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2017, ARTBASH, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)