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Angela Portillo is a contemporary artist who works with mixed media. Through her assimilation of different textures, colors, even live objects such as flowers, she captures a scenery through each of her artworks that redirects her to a specific moment in time. However, it’s her passion in embracing her family’s Central American background that encompasses each of her works – an element which merges memory, perception and social commentary. 

Francisco Morazán Once Said
This ongoing series integrates personal family photographs and quotes by politician Francisco Morazán. By exhibiting both the older and newer generations through an archived family memory, it depicts the nationalistic ideal of one’s responsibility to help their nation prosper. Morazán was a Central American politician who served as president of the Federal Republic of Central America, as well as the head of state of Honduras in the 1800s. Commonly recognized as a political hero, he attempted to unify Central America to form one large and progressive nation under more liberal rectifications. Such neoteric reforms resulted in Honduras’ neighboring states to revolt, ultimately dividing the newly-formed coalesced republic.
Francisco Morazán Once Said

New York City-based artist, Angela Portillo, has dedicated herself to her artwork since the age of four. An avid student, she received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Parsons the New School for Design and later completed her master’s degree in global fashion supply chain management at LIM College.


Having been raised in the tropical, balmy city of Miami, Angela experienced heavy displacement and homesickness when moving to NYC. She found comfort in delving deep into the history of her Honduran heritage, merging it with the nostalgia that consumed her at the time in order to make art that allowed her to experience rebirth by recreating her emotional state. 

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