Francisco Donoso was born in Quito, Ecuador and grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a recipient of DACA and a fierce advocate for immigrant rights. After attending the prestigious New World School of the Arts, he received his BFA in Painting & Drawing from SUNY Purchase College. In 2012 he was a fellow at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies and in 2013 a Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill. He was also the Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University and named a Hot Picks artist by Smack Mellon in 2014 & 2018. He participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at The Bronx Museum in 2018 and was part of Race Forward’s Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab in 2017 and 2019. His work “Cut Out (Ways of Being in NY)” was commissioned by the New York Community Trust in 2018. Francisco has exhibited throughout the US and Berlin and continues to work and exhibit in NYC. He is also the Program Coordinator for the Parsons Scholars Program, where he explores the intersections of art, education and social justice.