Artscream Truck

Fort Worth, TX

As a social practice artist, performer, and painter, Arnoldo Hurtado aims to educate audiences of their systemic and social impacts on communities of color through performance, storytelling, projects, and forums. A native of Fort Worth, Hurtado first studied painting at the Heritage Hut with the Brown family at an early age. He later graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas (2010), though his professional practice began in Cambodia where he dedicated two years volunteering with the Peace Corps (2011–2013). Since then, he has been traveling, teaching art, and organizing grassroots community initiatives. The concept of traveling to and learning from different communities is so ingrained in his work that in 2017 he transformed an ice cream truck into a nomadic studio space, the Artscream Truck, equipped to pop-up and present work or be a space for creating. In 2018 Hurtado was the recipient of the Nasher Sculpture Center's micro-grant as well as the inaugural recipient of the Sylvia Hougland Emerging Artist’s Fund from Make Art with Purpose (MAP), which supported the creation of a 110-foot community mural, Convivo, in his native North Side of Fort Worth.