Artist Bio / Statement

Lazaro Juan was born in Manila Philippines. He began his early education by attending Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila until immigrating in the United States during his early teens.

He then attended a drawing workshop at the Fred P. Pomerantz Art Center in NYC. In doing so continued his Fine Art education by earning a BFA in-sculpture at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. And now currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
In pursuing his MFA in painting at Hunter College.

He works in complex narratives fusing religious symbolism, the biographical, and dark humor.
In creating installations through the juxtaposition of various mediums from painting, drawings, and sculpture; and a sense of play with words and imagery. Using these subjects in creating a representation of the psychological conflicts, and the dizzying vertigo of Filipino-American identity.