Luis Sahagun

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Luis Sahagun was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1982.  His grandfather came to the United States in the 1940s under the Bracero Program, working in Chicago Height’s steel industry. Sahagun’s father found fieldwork in the late 1970s, and Luis was brought to this country in 1985, living undocumented until he was naturalized in 1995 under Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Sahagun, a 2001 graduate of Chicago Height’s Bloom High School, earned his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2006.  In 2012, Sahagun won best in show at SAE Chicago’s Emerging Artists Exhibition and has been featured in New American Paintings MFA Annual.  He is expected to receive his MFA from Northern Illinois University in May of 2015.


Luis Sahagún: Brotherhood: Leyendas de un Bracero

Kruger Gallery in Chicago until March 31, 2017

A conversation with Lise McKean

he raw and distorted figures call for the observer’s undivided attention. This is the kind of impression Luis Sahagun’s “Escombros” exhibit is making. The Spanish word “escombros” means “debris,” but this title only begins to describe what his art exemplifies.

Luis Sahagun 
Kruger Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
Recommendation by Robin Dluzen

Continuing through May 2, 2015

By S. Nicole Lane

Kruger Gallery Chicago is presenting ESCOMBROS (spanish for "rubble"), which features work from the Chicago-based and Mexican-born artist, Luis Sahagun. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm tonight.


Brotherhood : Leyendas de un Bracero, a solo exhibition of new work by Chicago artist Luis Sahagun, will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Ave, from January 19 – March 16, 2017.

Luis Sahagun, "The Crude Impressions of My Scars," 2014. Gesso, Nails, Nail Polish, Acrylic on Cardboard, 38 x 31 x 7

Opening Reception Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6 - 9 pm