Miguel Cossio

Miguel Cossio
New Rochelle, NY
Collage, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
English, Spanish
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospice, Hospital, Independent Living, K-12 Schools, Library

Currently in theTeaching roster of: Arts Westchester www.artswestchester.org Center for Arts Education www.caenyc.com Young Audiences New York www.yany.org Exhibits/Presentations -St. Paul’s Chapel (NYC) “9/11 WTC Tribute” Mural Installation -Yeshiva University Museum (NYC) “International Festival of Puppetry” (Exhibit and Presentation) - Union Settlement (NYC) “Day of the Dead” (Installation) - American Indian Community House (NYC) “Day of the Dead” (Installation) -National Museum of the American Indian / Smithsonian (NYC) “Day of the Dead” (Installation) -Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission (NJ)“Day of the Dead” (Installation) -Westchester Arts Council (Westchester, NY) “Sacred Art” (Exhibition) -Parrish Art Museum (Long Island, NY) “Aids Day” (Installation) -New Jersey Historical Society (Newark, NJ) “Day of the Dead” (Installation) -El Museo del Barrio (NYC) “Day of the Dead” (Installation) Education - Film and Media Studies. SUNY Purchase. NY - Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas. UNAM. Mexico City - Instituto de Investigacion y Experimentacion Plastica. INBA. Mexico City

I've been working for several years in the New York City area with various arts organizations and through intensive, hands-on programming and intelligently designed arts training, I’ve learned the potential and capabilities of our senior citizens. Perceiving that arts methodologies should be at the core of any mutually creative, educational adventure, I encourage group observation, reflection, a line of inquiry, and shared aesthetic experience. I approach the teaching experience from the heart and mind of an artist. I empower each individual to bring to the table the chance for everyone involved to experiment and follow their own voice, reflecting on their own artistic processes, aiding them in a journey of self-discovery, and making the art experience a joy in itself. As an artist, I enjoy the continuous practice of the craft-at-hand. I include my own study, exposure to a diversity of visual expressions, and ensuring critical dialogue that informs my own artistic results, and subsequently those of my “students.” We have as samples the lives and works of Matisse, Bourgeoise and other masters who gave us great artworks in their senior years. I continue that legacy within myself, my work, and those, who find a delight in the exploration of color, the study of light, the experimentation with materials and the search for unlimited creativity.