Juan Juarez

School of Art

Associate Professor, Studio Arts (Painting)
Painting and Drawing Area Coordinator

Juan Juarez portrait.

Shaffer 367
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210


Juan Juarez’s recent installation, Corpus, emerged from documentation of a specific site and place of memory. Photographic documentation of his paternal grandmother’s house initially intended to preserve this abandoned house before it succumbed to decay, evolved into a memory archive.

The spectral quality of memory creates a temporal shift between past and present. Wrestling with his recollections of how things were and how things are represents hopes and dreams never actualized. The house remains stuck in time but moving rapidly forward through decay. Ultimately, it will disappear at some point in the near future. Juarez’s studio practice employs photography, painting, collage, video, installation, and digital mediation in broad terms. His role as a visual artist is to document-archive-translate. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee), Haggerty Museum of Art (Milwaukee), Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi &; Rio Terra San Vio (Venice), Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles), Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), and Gallery 400 at University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago). Juarez also participated in the Landscape Studies at Syracuse University

Juarez's full CV [PDF].  


  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.F.A., University of North Texas


Painting, drawing, photography, collage, video, and digital creative approaches

Courses taught

  • Graduate Seminar 1: Theory and Ideas
  • Graduate Seminar 3: Graduate Thesis
  • Graduate Seminar 4: Graduate Exhibition
  • Graduate Critique 1: Practice in Visual Arts
  • Archive as Art (Graduate, Undergraduate Studio Intensive)
  • Expanded Painting (Undergraduate Studio Intensive)
  • Thinking Through Images (Graduate, Undergraduate Studio Intensive)
  • LA Turner Semester Residency

Social Media