2019, Oil, alkyd, and graphite on canvas, 14 x 11 in.
Born in the Philippines in 1983, Saul Jerome E. San Juan moved to the USA at age fourteen. After studying art and music as an undergraduate at Loyola in Chicago, San Juan came to Austin in 2007 to complete a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Texas. San Juan enjoys engaging others, especially school-age children, through participatory art-making, volunteering in endeavors such as the Dell Children's Medical Center Art of Giving and the Austin Police Department Summer Youth Leadership Program. These community endeavors have inspired San Juan to pursue official Texas educator certification beginning in January 2020. As both a classroom educator and an artist with an active art practice, San Juan hopes to contribute holistically to our society today and tomorrow the sublime empathy that art has the potential to inspire in people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.