The 2021 convocation address will be given by Carlos Llerena Aguirre. He has published woodcuts in international journals, books, magazines, children’s books, and newspapers.

His woodcuts are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He represented Peru and the United States with his woodcuts in the Norwegian International Graphics Biennale, the Jubilam X International Graphics Triennale in Norway, the Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, and the Xylon Graphics International Triennale in Switzerland. He was artist-in residence at the Frans Masareel Centrum in Belgium and the Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice, Italy.

He holds an MFA in Cinematography from the University of Miami, an MFA in Art + Design and an MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in Graphics from Hunter College CUNY. He is currently a tenured art professor at the University of Miami.

The Art + Design Virtual Convocation is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. More details will be announced at a later date.