Puro Chingón Collective

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Collective Members: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata


Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi (b. 1984)
2010 Associates of Applied Science, Graphic Design Specialization, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

James Huizar (b. 1984)
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Printmaking, University of Texas at Austin, TX

Claudia Zapata (b. 1984)
2019 (expected) Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2009 M.A., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2005 B.A., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX



Anything for Selenas Pop-up Art Exhibition, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas; March 25-April 10, 2016


Reflect the Times: Visions for Social Change, Creative Action, Austin, Texas; November 14-22, 2015

The Zine Society Library , CentralTrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency, Dallas, Texas; Curated by Taro-kun;
October 24, 2015

All the Signs are (T)Here: Social Iconography in Mexican and Chicano Art from Collections at the University of Texas at Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Curated by Alexis Salas;
April 30 – August 9, 2015

Gently Fried, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas; Curated by Los Outsiders; April 18-June 13, 2015

Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection,  Mexic-Arte Museum , Austin, Texas; Curated by Rebecca Gomez; January 23, 2015–May 31, 2015

A Variety of Art from Around the Austin Area, Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (Between Gate 7-11), Curated by Matt Coldwell; February 04, 2015 – May 05, 2015

Zineshow, Tymutopiyapres Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Ravioli Project, Portland, Oregon; Curated by Portland State University Art and Social Practice

Awards, Grants, and Honors:

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR fellowship recipient

Juiceland Make Your Mark Contest Winner, Austin, Texas

Austin City Council Proclamation “Puro Chingon Collective Day: June 20”

Downtown Austin Alliance, Art & Placemaking Grant Recipient, Austin, Texas


ChingoZine 6.5, Founders and Publishers, 11 June 2017, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 6: Summer Jams, Founders and Publishers, 18 June 2016, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 5: Selena Quintanilla Edition, Founders and Publishers, 10 April 2015, (Latino art zine, self–published).

Puro Chingon Collective and Federico do EAST Special Edition, 15 November 2014, (Latino art zine, self–published).

Puro Chingon Collective San Antonio Special Edition, 2 August 2014, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 4, Founders and Publishers, 19 April 2014, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 3.5, Founders and Publishers, 8 October 2013, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 3, Founders and Publishers, 21 June 2013, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 2.5, Founders and Publishers, 27 April 2013, (Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 2: Chingos of Death, Founders and Publishers, 2 November , 2012,(Latino art zine, self–published).

ChingoZine 1, Founders and Publishers, 20 April 2012, (Latino art zine, self–published)

Designer Toys:

Chingolandia: Selena Series, Toymakers and artists, 10 April 2015, (two plush figures)

Chingolandia: San Antonio Series, Toymakers and artists, 15 November 2014, (three resin figures)

Chingolandia: Day of the Dead Series, Toymakers and artists, 2 August 2014, (three resin figures)

Chingolandia: Fiesta Series, Toymakers and artists, 19 April 2014, (three resin figures and three plush figures)

Professional Service:

Original illustration, Deborah S. Esquenazi Productions, LLC, Austin, TX

Trans-pecos Festival, On-site Installation, Marfa, TX

Walker Gates Vela PLLC T-Shirt Design, Austin, TX

Fusebox Festival Merchandise Design, Austin, TX

Fusebox THINKEAST Series Event participant: Interactive Selena screening, Austin, TX

Birds Barbershop E. 6th street special edition t-shirt and print designers, Austin, TX

Pachanga Music Festival Brand and Identity Design, Austin, TX

Fusebox Series Event participant: ChingoZine 4 and Chingolandia Release Party, Austin, TX

Creators & Event Coordinators Puro Chingón Social Club (Monthly Interactive Latino Film Screenings), ND Studios, Austin, TX

Pachanga Music Festival VIP Pavilion Artist & Layout Designer, Austin, TX

Worker’s Defense Project Gala Special Edition Print artists

Lectures and Conferences:


"Zines!", The University of Texas Fine Arts Library, Austin, TX, November 3

"Zine History and Workshop," Creative Action, Austin, TX, May 21

“Public Mural Making,” Creative Action, Austin, TX, January 22

“Art as Activism,” University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, March 10

“POC ZINE RACE RIOT TOUR: PURO CHINGÓN COLLECTIVE”, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 7

“The Puro Chingón Collective”, Hybrid Arts Summit at the Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX, April 20



Rachel Rascoe,“Lone Star Zine Fest Rounds Up Local Mini-Mags,”, June 8, 2017,

Wes Harbison, “Zines 101,” St. Louis Public Library Blog, January 10, 2017,


"Puro Chingón" KLRUArts in Context Shorts,

NBC Universal, "Curve Report: Recollectives,"

Elena Meija, "Puro Chingón Collective aims to reform ‘white-centric’ Austin art scene," Daily Texan, March 8, 2016, accessed March 8, 2016,


Cindy Casares, "Puro Chingón Collective Says Selena Is Art History," , May 23, 2015, accessed May 23, 2015,

Kate Messer, "Siempre Selena," Austin Chronicle , April 10, 2015.


Barbara Calderón-Douglass, “The Rise of Austin’s Puro Chingón Collective and ChingoZine!” Remezcla, April 25, 2014,


Laura Zapata, “Hot Spots,” Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Fall 2013.

Nancy Flores, “Cult film screenings, music shows in Austin,” Austin American Statesman: Austin 360, August 30, 2013.


Jason Urban, “Industry and Inkslingers,”, November 12, 2012,


Museum of Modern Art, Mexic-Arte Museum, Pratt Institute Library, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Library, Texas A&M Zine Library, Barnard Zine Library, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, TIJUANA, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, London College of Communication Library, Michigan State University, Bibliothek des Ibero-Amerikanischen Instituts PreuBischer Kulturebesitz, Saint Louis Library.

Official Archive:

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection


Treasure City Thrift


Pachanga Music Festival

Birds Barbershop

Trans-pecos Festival

Fusebox Festival

Walker Gates Vela PLLC

Worker’s Defense Project

Creative Action

Deborah S. Esquenazi Productions, LLC

The North Door