O. Gustavo Plascencia

O. Gustavo Plascencia

Dean of Visual Arts

High School and College



O. Gustavo Plascencia is a visual artist and educator whose creative work documents local ecosystems and practices walking methodologies to create a record of his surroundings. Plascencia attended the Escuela de Artes Plasticas “Ruben Herrera” in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico before immigrating to the USA. His work has been shown nationally and internationally including: Instituto Fotografico de Medellin, The International Center of Bethlehem, The Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Academia de Bellas Artes San Carlos. Most recently he presented his creative research at the International Conference on The Arts in Society, Lisbon, Portugal (2019), the 33rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Humanities (2018), Southeast College Art Conference (2018), and in 2018 he led the Walking Practices: The Body As Vehicle and Destination workshop at the International Community of Artist Scholars in San Francisco, CA. Gustavo holds an MFA in Photography/New Media from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a BFA in Fine Arts/Photography from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has held multiple teaching positions in the USA and most recently he was the Assistant Chair & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Studio Arts at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Prior to that role Plascencia was the Director of MFA Programs at Memphis College of Art.

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