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Honorees for the Grabhorn Institute Benefit Dinner

Nion McEvoy

Nion McEvoy is the Chairman & CEO of Chronicle Books and The McEvoy Group and President of McEvoy Ranch. As a lawyer, he worked for the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles before joining Chronicle Books as Editor-in-Chief in 1986 and acquiring the company in 2000. Under his leadership, Chronicle Books has grown into a remarkably successful independent publishing house, known for its design flair and best-sellers such as The Beatles Anthology, Press Here, and Plenty. He is Chairman of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Board of Commissioners and serves on the boards of Aperture, the UCSF Foundation and SFMOMA. He plays drums in the elusive bands Rough Draft and Thinking in Pictures. McEvoy has been an Arion Press subscriber since 2003.

Nion McEvoy

Photo by Najib Joe Hakim

Enrique Chagoya

Enrique Chagoya is a painter, printmaker, and Professor of Art at Stanford University. Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 1970s and in Europe in the 1990s, Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States and Latin America, as well as other parts of the world. He uses pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues.

Born in Mexico City, Chagoya studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and received a MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. In 2007 a major survey of his work, “Borderlandia,” traveled to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and the Palm Springs Art Museum. In 2013 he had his first traveling survey in Europe. His print retrospective traveled to the Museo Nacional de la Estampa in Mexico City in the winter of 2016. The recipient of  awards from the NEA and National Academy of Arts and Letters, among many others, Chagoya is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco. His prints are published by Shark’s Ink in Lyons, Colorado; Electric Works in San Francisco; Magnolia Editions in Oakland; and Trillium Press in Brisbane.

His current exhibition at the Anglim Gilbert Gallery, “Enrique Chagoya: Mindful Savage’s Guide to Reverse Modernism,” runs through May 14 at 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco. Read more about Enrique Chagoya from Art in Print here and here.

Enrique Chagoya

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