Quinn Antonio Briceño

Region: Midwest

 I am a guisado, a savory stew with ingredients that are both Nicaragüense and Estadounidense—Nicaraguan and American.

As an artist I examine both my struggle with identity and how I came to be who I am today. Being both Nicaragüense and Estadounidense, it is important that my paintings reflect those two worlds and create a new space where people like me can belong.

Blending Americana with Latinx, my work gives dignity to the working class while expressing my own longing for acceptance into both worlds from which I feel excluded.

Through the act of collaging found materials that connect to my life in the United States with the painted imagery of Nicaragua, my work takes society’s scraps and the personal stories and histories of my family to create a new environment—one that celebrates my identity and the way I became the person I am.