Bernardo Cantú (b. 1977, Weslaco, TX) is a Denton-based artist who creates sculptural paintings. He builds paintings and works in the space between 3D and 2Dspace (2.5D) and sometimes provisional installation space. His work references abstract painting while also using sculptural and or fabricated methods as well as traditional methods. Cantú received a MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2010. His work was featured in both 2011 and 2013 Texas Biennials and in edition #90 of New American Paintings. He also was showcased at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin as part of the Young Latino Artist's 16 - Thought Cloud Exhibition. Currently affiliated with 500x gallery in Dallas Texas he works as an adjunct art professor at University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design.
“Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.” -Marshall Mcluhan