ON Stage


May 27, 2023


The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta is a collaborative project born from the mind of self-proclaimed art agitator Karl “Krrrl” Whittaker, who wished to prove that artistic merit exists within the desert of the American Southwest. Krrrl traveled around the region known as the desert triangle, recruiting 29 other artists living and working in Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso to collaborate on a print portfolio. These artists were given no other instructions but to print on a 22- x 30-inch paper and to avoid total abstraction. Through these works, the exhibition explores the following themes: gender and sexuality, religious and spiritual icons, personal narratives, social and political critique, and sense of place.

The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features prints by: Pavel Acevedo, Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Chris Bardey, Cristina Cardenas, Nani ChaconMark ChristianMichael ContrerasFrancisco DelgadoGonzalo EspinosaRudy Flores, Manuel Guerra, Jellyfish Colectivo, Krrrl, Los Dos, Joe Marshall, Raul Monarrez, Henry Morales, Lauren Moran, Ruben Urrea Moreno, Victor Muheddine, Tino Ortega, Zeke PeñaMatthew PoeMartin Quintanilla, Tim Razo, Rezizte ColectivoTanya RichRogo, Federico Villalba, Mykl Wells

This exhibition was curated by Sophie Briley (B.A. Art History, 23’), the Edward and Nancy Strauss curatorial intern.

Image: Federico Villalba, Bici Rider #1 of Saipan, 2016, Serigraph, Gift of Karl Whitaker, 2016

Event Partners

  • The University of Arizona Museum of Art

Venue Details

The University of Arizona Museum of Art

1031 N Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721