"Taking Liberties" is an exhibition online -through this website until April 30- of images inspired by the Statue of Liberty. It is an homage to the iconic symbol and a celebration of all it has come to represent from the perspective of a Mexican immigrant artist. My illustrations and cartoons place Lady Liberty on imaginary scenes, and spark commentaries on issues such as social justice, immigration, and American life.
A bilingual companion book -in English and Spanish- published by Now What Media is available through this website (scroll down) and on Amazon. It includes additional images, an introduction by the artist and a brief history of the Statue of Liberty plus commentaries on each image.
A Virtual Artist Talk wil take place at 7PM (EST) on Thursday April 22, 2021. To attend please clickhere.
Felipe Galindo GómezFeggo
Felipe creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art & public art. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, resides in New York City. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide.
The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, The Manhattan Times, Cartoon Collections's Cartoonathons (The Red Cross, World Bank, Green Climate Fund), NACLA, Newsday, MTV, amNY, Mad, Nickelodeon, Reader's Digest, Narrative, INXart.com, The Wall Street Journal, Crain's, Advertising Age, Princeton Alumni Weekly,The Progressive, Barron's, The National Law Journal, POZ, Time Magazine's Almanac for Kids, Scholastic, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin, Lee & Low, McGraw Hill, Plume Books, The Hispanic Society Museum, Children's Television Workshop, Creative Classroom, TV411.
International: The International Herald Tribune (France), El Chamuco, La Jornada, Nexos, Hoja por Hoja (Mexico), Red Bulletin (Austria); Hauser (Germany), Nebelspalter (Switzerland), Prospect, Oldie, Private Eye, The Spectator (England), Ode (Holland).
Felipe Galindo is an arts educator at Community-Word Project, Poets House, Say Yes to Education, The School of Visual Arts and the Hispanic Society Museum.
2021 UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant
2020 LMCC Creative Engagement Grant
2019UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant
2018 Honorable Mention, Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla.
2017 Honorable Mention, XIX PortoCarton Fest, Portugal.
2016 Success Award XXXIII Aydın Doğan Cartoon Competition, Istanbul
2016 Honoree, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
2015 Puffin Foundation Grant.
2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Project Grant
Feggo, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and numerous international publications, presents witty and engaged images inspired by the Statue of Liberty. It is an homage to the iconic symbol and a celebration of all it has come to represent from the perspective of an artist who came from Mexico to live and work in New York. Feggo's delightful illustrations cleverly place Lady Liberty in a series of imaginative scenes, and spark commentaries in both English and Spanish on issues such as social justice, immigration, and American life. Published by Now What Media. 82 pgs. $14.95
“Few of the artists, in fact, make hay of their biculturalism, Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) being a notable exception for his cartoony pictures, including one depicting the Statue of Liberty done up as a Day of the Dead skeleton…On the bright side, Felipe’s comic watercolors seem fresh, their delicacy is sympathetic to so much drawing these days. And what a wicked sense of humor Galindo has. Mexican artifacts enact absurd acts of revenge on Big Apple institutions."--J. Dawson, The Washington Post
Honoring Health Workers Getting Rid of COVID-19
Manhatitlan: Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined by Felipe Galindo Published by Jorge Pinto Books. Introduction by Peter Canby, The New Yorker. 56 pg., 8.5 x 5.5", full color. "Feggo's work stands in the rich tradition of Mexico's socially engaged art, an art that strives, using humor and irony, to make sense out of our beautiful and ever more baffling world." -From the Introduction by Peter Canby "What a wicked sense of humor Galindo has. Mexican artifacts enact absurd acts of revenge on Big Apple institutions, a bit like anti-imperialist New Yorker cartoons." -The Washington Post "Galindo's appealing images superimpose Mexican icons over the New York cityscape, in a playful nod to the multiculturalism that helps make the city great." -Time Out New York
Best Arts Book Award 13th International Latino Book Award 2011 To buy a book using credit card, see below. I can personalize your book on request. FREE SHIPPING More about this project: MANHATITLAN: Drawings, animation, cartoons.
NEW RELEASE, JORGE PINTO BOOKS, 2012
"No Man Is a Desert Island" is the new cartoon collection book by Felipe Galindo ~ Feggo. Published by Jorge Pinto Books. Introduction by Sid Harris (The New Yorker) 156 pgs. $14.95
“Felipe’s work is not only good humored but good hearted and guaranteed to lift your spirits!” — Gahan Wilson (Playboy, The New Yorker)
“It is a rare cartoonist who appeals to such diverse readerships as The New Yorker, the Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, and Nickelodeon, to name just a few of the magazines where the widely published Felipe Galindo’s cartoons can be found. As cartoon editor of TheNew Yorker I especially enjoy Felipe’s carefully constructed sight gags, whose wordless humor unites all demographics in laughter.” — Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker
George Washington Back In NYC
Back in New York City
Published by Now What Media
In this humorous book, George Washington returns to
present-day New York City in a series of whimsical
and warm-hearted cartoons by Felipe Galindo Feggo.
The Mexican artist who lives in Upper Manhattan depicts
the Nation's First President rediscovering the city he knew
from his Revolutionary War days, a metropolis transformed
by varied and vibrant immigrants. Funny and surreal
scenes unfold as cultures gently clash and the Founding
Father comes to appreciate how much his country
This is a companion volume to the exhibition
Washington Takes Manhattan:
Felipe Galindo Feggo's New York Discoveries
presented at the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
in New York City, May-August 2019.
The text is in English and Spanish.
All images copyright Felipe Galindo (Feggo) 2021. All rights reserved. Images and content should not be used, printed or downloaded without the written authorization from the artist.