ART & CULTURE
My name is Enrique Lugo, also known as chikle. I was born and raised in San Diego, Baja California by Brave & Beautiful Mexican Immigrants. I am a Husband, Father, Friend, Artist, Educator, and Lifelong Learner! As an artist I was first inspired by my father who would sit and paint with me since an early age. Thanks to the example set forth by my older sister, I earned a degree in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership through the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
I have been active as an artist since 2004 and have had the opportunity to show my work in galleries throughout California, New Mexico, Texas, Italy and Mexico. After almost 10 years working in the printing industry I found my calling in 2012 and transitioned to a career in education. Today you can find me sharing my passion for Art with the youth of High Tech High Chula. We have worked on projects ranging from small personal paintings/drawings, functional art, cardboard identity masks, to projects as big as community murals!
Click around the site and see a sampling of my previous works of art, get a glimpse of my work in education, and order yourself a souvenir in the shop!
Thanks for looking!