3ARTS Juan-Carlos is a recipient of the 2018 3ARTS Chandler Award.

Juan-Carlos Perez is the current recipient of:
2022-U.S. Latinx Art Forum Artist Mentorship Grant
2022 LA Commons- USC Good Neighbors/ EXPO Climate Change and Sustainability Arts Partnership
2021 Santa Fe Art Institute Labor Residency Fellowship
2017 3ARTS Chandler Awardee in the Category of Teaching Arts
1996 –Present, Interdisciplinary Studio Artist
Studio Artist: Painting/Sculpture/Installation, Performance (exhibition resume available upon request)
Muralist Artist
Mosaic Artist
Exhibition Curation Group Collaboration
Specialize In Arts Education Integration Instruction: Participated in 3 multi-year United States Department of Education Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants.
Visual Arts Educator of Traditional, Modern, Cultural Arts, Mix-Media & Mural: mosaic & painted
Presentation at 2019 Illinois Art Therapy Association
Presentation at 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology
Presentation at 2017 Creative Art therapy Conference at Chicago School of Psychology Presentation at 2011 and 2012 Illinois State Board of Education Statewide Meeting

2023— Present, Lead Artist/Instructor, Museum Of Latin America Art (MOLAA)
Curriculum development and teach on site arts programming, individual & collaborative, with an emphasis on traditional, modern, cultural, rigorous arts education integration, social art justice workshops on topics, themes, processes and concepts of museum’s current focus or exhibition. Current workshop held with the Long Beach Immigration Rights Coalition and for the past 3 years 2021, 2022, 2023 created, developed and implemented a 3 week, art summer residency which focuses on weekly theme: Steam, Community & Artivism.

2002 –PresentVisual Arts Instructor, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)
Develop and teach rigorous arts integrated curriculum with core academics. Specialize in research documentation and presentation of arts education through the use of written, visual, media, and web documentation. Successfully contributed to the teaching and development of three multi-year United States Department of Education Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants.
Juan-Carlos is part of The Chicago Act Collective, a group of socially & politically engaged artists that create many forms of resistance through the use of art that promote collaboration and dialogue across multiple communities in Chicago that reflect and respond to current and local needs identified those directly impacted.
General Resume