Llerena Aguirre has represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in the Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik Triennale, Norway, South Pacific Print Biennale, The Large Format Print Biennale in Venice and The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland. The Poland Biennale, Hawai Printmaking Biennale. Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium, the Florida’s Cultural Consortium Fellowship and the Artist residence in Venice Printmaking Studio.
Carlos directs and produces independent documentary films from his Miami-based studio Mito Films. https://vimeo.com/carlosllerenaaguirre
He has published drawings, illustrations and woodcuts in international journals, books, magazines, several children’s books, and newspapers. He was staff artist for the New york City’s Village Voice and the San Francisco Chronicle. His drawings and woodcuts were published in the New York Times. He worked for El Comercio as graphics consultant in Lima, Peru. He received awards from Graphis, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators and the Art Director’s Club. His work has been featured in Communications Arts Magazine, Print, Syracuse Scholar, Upper and Lower Case, and newspaper art reviews.
He holds an M.F.A., in Art & Design, an A.M., in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign , an M.A., in Graphics from Hunter College C.U.N.Y, and a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from the School of Visual Arts. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Syracuse University, California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at Berkeley, Ringling School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Poynter Institute for Media Studies and he is currently a tenured professor at the University of Miami.