Pablo V. Cazares is a visual artist and designer interested in the interplay between The Other and the mundane, particularly through explorations of isolation. His primary goal in artmaking is to inspire a sense of wonder.
Beginning his career as a technical apparel designer for Hanna Andersson, he has also done apparel design work with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, product engineering for self-inflating travel pillows, and designed for Both&, a clothing brand that creates garments specifically for the transmasculine body. He has been featured as a guest instructor for UniversityofFashion.com and at the Oregon City Service Learning Academy. One of his pieces was featured in a group show at Portland Fashion Week. He runs Community Stitch PDX, a community sewing makerspace in Portland, and was recently chosen as a mentor-designer for the annual SH/FT Fashion Show through Young Audiences Arts For Learning of Oregon.
His fine art works have been shown in two galleries throughout the Portland area: the Afru Gallery, and the Parallax Art Center. He created an installation piece at the Hypnagogia Festival in 2019. He was awarded a residency at the Lookout Arts Quarry in Bellingham, Washington. Pablo holds an associates degree in
Apparel Design from The Art Institute of Portland. He is currently completing his B.S. in Art Practice at Portland State University.
Outside his art practice, he also created and curates The t4t Art Collective, a group dedicated to giving trans artists opportunities to show their work, and hosting monthly trans figure drawing sessions.
Also involved in the performing arts, Pablo has performed at the Shrewsbury and Canterbury Renaissance Festivals, as well as the Texas Renaissance Festival. Pablo has performed with and produced the Genderbomb Community Theatre Project,
Kruger’s Farm Haunted Corn Maze, and Ace of Ruin Piratical Entertainment.