My name is James Borrego. I am an artist that has delved into many mediums. Currently I am a full time instructor at San Antonio College. I teach Film/Video Production courses. I am first and foremost a filmmaker, but I have also been involved in theater and film as an actor and performer. I am also a musician. I play drum, bass, and keyboards. I have been a professional artist for more than 30 years.
Artist Style: Music: Conjunto, Experimental, Jazz, Soul/R&B; Teaching Artist/Instructor: Group Instruction; Theatre: Comedy, Drama; Visual Art: Narrative/Historical
Artist Medium: Film; Photography
My work is varied. I consider myself a Chicano Artist. I studied film at the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Bachelor of Science in Radio, TV, and Film. I have been performing as a musician since 1988 as a drummer for Los Muertos. The band was an amalgamation of Conjunto, Rock, Jazz, and R&B. My approach to art has always been experimental, and or improvisational. My philosophy in art is that it is truly a representation and a reflection of life. Since I identify as Chicano, I feel that my art is a reflection of that existence and an existence that reflects my life in San Antonio, Texas. The themes that I explore are those of the Chicano experience, and the future of Chicanos.