A bartender by training and a carpenter, painter and photographer by necessity, Guillermo Nericcio García also dabbles in graphic design--most notorious perhaps for his scandalous, censored Daumier-inspired political lampoons of his high school vice principal Mr. Shoup in the late 1970s at St. Augustine High School in Laredo, Texas. Of late, the frontera-laced rogue has been busy in sunny Southern California, with a one-man show, Xicanoholic: Fabricated Dreams and Nightmares, at theFRONT @ casa familiar, San Ysidro, (May 2010), and, now closer to home, Mextasy:Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins in the American Unconscious, opening September 29, 2010 at the Pecan Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas. Hit the image left of the pointing finger above to visit the Mextasy blogsite.
Back in the day, Nerccio Garcia's digital canvas, 'Mexicanesque Maus,' appeared on the cover of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture and Media Studies n.37; additionally, Nericcio García completed the cover and contents design for Poetry International Issue III. Other designs include the poster and brochure for the Y2K California Studies Association Conference, the media design for UCSB's Religious Studies Y2K Colloquia. and the cover design for NEA-award winning poet, Maggie Jaffe's Flicks.
Born in Laredo, Texas (the rumored issue of Remedios Varo and Ché Guevara) and educated in Prague, Nuevo Laredo, Tlön and Barcelona, Nericcio used to live in Partanna, Sicily where he made books by hand, designed web pages using Mosaic 1.1, and served as an apprentice vintner for a local winery--there is some talk of his haunting the backstreets of Spitalfields in London, but that is only conjecture (the rumors about his cavorting with Euro dadaists, is apparently true). Other works appear here and there his digital work, "The Existential Guillotine" appears as an image/postscript in William Nericcio's "When Electrolysis Proxies for the Existential: A Somewhat Sordid Meditation on What Might Occur if Frantz Fanon, Rosario Castellanos, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak & Sandra Cisneros Asked Rita Hayworth Her Name," in Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State ed. Arturo Aldama (Bloomingdale: University of Indiana Press, 2002). But these freelance gigs are few and far between with Nericcio García doing most of his design work for SDSU Press and Hyperbole Books--archives of these garish artifacts can be seen at memogr@phics design casa and at veer.com.
Lastly, there has been some internet conjecture on the reality of Guillermo Nericcio García--in particular, whispers that he and "William Anthony Nericcio," a somewhat eclectic Chicano/Tejano literature professor at SDSU, are the same person. Let the check opposite, reproduced here via photographic facsimile, testify on Guillermo's behalf. While there relationship appears to be filial, they are not "bastard brothers" as claimed by one tabloid.
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