Adrian Gonzalez is an artist and currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Print Media Futures at the School of Art + Art History within the University of Florida. Gonzalez holds a Master of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis as a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida.
Spanglish—a hybrid dialect that Gonzalez speaks—is a starting point for borrowed fragments of language, Spanglish presents a distinct style of expression with original vocabularies. He uses playful yet provocative phrases and expressions in Spanish and Spanglish to spark new thinking and describe his work. He associates the combative, improvisatory creation of words with artistic methods in his interdisciplinary studio practice to make collage and assemblage objects from a variety of drawn, printed, painted, sculpted, digitally modeled, and found elements. He has exhibited his creative research at Art St. Louis, Greenpoint Gallery, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, and Bruno David Gallery.
He collaborated as a Master Printer at Flying Horse Editions for almost a decade, where it was his growing responsibility to provide complex technical expertise and individual creative support to widely exhibited artists such as Chie Fueki, Chakaia Booker, James Siena, Josephine Halvorson, Mark Thomas Gibson, Toyin Oijh Odutola, Mark Fox, Holly Coulis, Diana Al-Hadid, and Eddie Martinez while managing the print studio and teaching students an expanded approach to print while they were hands-on with artists projects.
He has led presentations and taught workshops on his research as a Collaborative Master Printer on many contemporary and traditional prints and techniques at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, in New York City, Crown Point Press, in San Francisco, the University of Central Florida, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona.