Jaime Cortez

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Location California
Introduction Jaime Cortez's writing has appeared in over a dozen anthologies. He edited, among others, Virgins, Guerrillas & Locas, and the comix anthology Turnover, a finalist for Independent Book Publishers Award. His multidisciplinary visual art encompasses drawing, sculpture, photo and hybrid practices. His art has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Southern Exposure, The Lab, Intersection for the Arts and Galeria de la Raza.

Jaime has worked and volunteered in the AIDS sector since 1990. He was the education coordinator for the 1996 display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington DC. He subsequently served as Program Manager at GalerĂ­a De La Raza and Arts and Culture Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation.

Jaime has lectured on art and activism at Stanford, Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, University of Pennsylvania and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA at Berkeley.

He is currently working on a short story collection slated for publication in 2009 by Suspect Thoughts Press. He can be reached at senorcortezca@hotmail.com.