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Jorge Porrata
Jorge Porrata

Adjunct Instructor
Art Practices
Art Building 310
jporrata@pdx.edu

Jorge Luis Porrata (1975) was born and grew up in Camagüey, Cuba. He is a poet and an artist. In 2001 he emigrated to the USA and lived for 7 years in the Southwest. He has illustrated six books for the Cuban/Cuban American publishing house Homago, based in Miami. He currently lives in Tigard, Oregon, and teaches art courses at Portland State University. "What the Animals Had to Say" is his first published book and is part of a series of animal fables under development. He has published poetry in literary magazines in Mexico, Cuba, and the Southwest USA. His artwork explores the interconnectedness between diverse themes like text and image, cultural background and spiritual beliefs, and crosses disciplines, including writing, printmaking, drawing, animation, and performance art.