Humberto Saenz

Assistant Professor, Head of Printmaking, Art and Art History

Humberto Saenz


Humberto Saenz is a Mexican-American artist currently residing in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Humberto’s artwork is exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include exhibitions at the Janet Turner Print Museum, Catapult Press and Gallery, Coronado Print Studio, 42nd National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Socially Engaged Printmaking, Janet Turner Print Museum, and Third International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibition, Biennial Exhibition Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

Humberto Saenz’s artwork is held in numerous collections across the U.S.A. and internationally including: The Museum of Texas Tech, Hamaguchi Study Print Collection, Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio at Monterrey, Mexico, Dishman Art Museum, La Salle University Art Museum, at the Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, in Whakatane, New Zealand, and the Museu do Douro, Printmaking Art Collection, in Peso da Régua, Portugal. Humberto Saenz has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle, the Clandestino radio program, and the Dallas Morning News. His work has been featured in Art in Print magazine, In the Middle of America, Printmaking & Print Exhibitions, C.A. Seward and Friends and in the Journal of the Print World.

Artist Statement: My art aims to empower the viewer with information about current immigration rhetoric, laws and culture that has affected and segregated Mexican immigrant communities. The immigration struggle within the political consciousness has fragmented the voice of the American culture to one of dissent and superiority. The themes that interest me within this strife are tradition, heritage, politics, and immigration. My imagery depicts issues, which affect the community through the appropriation of my cultural heritage, mythological narratives, and contemporary immigrant concerns.

M.F.A., Printmaking, University of Dallas, 2008

M.A., Art, University of Dallas, 2006

B.A., Studio Art, Baylor University, 2004

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