Carlos Antonio Piñón

artist, writer, performer

Hello World!

Welcome to my online portfolio!

Whether you're here for writing, for glitch art, or on accident, I hope you enjoy, or even get inspired by, all the work I have available here.

Please come back often for new work, event and exhibition announcements, and other updates.

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EVENTS—Thank you to everyone who attending Art Speaks at the Catherine Edelman Gallery and Tribe 3 at Lane Tech's Gallery 2501. I've had fun sharing my work!

For now, there are currently no upcoming events. Check back to the events page for updates.

Art Speaks: I am... Tribe 2019

Reminder: Tribe will be on display at Gallery 2501 until October 21. Please contact me if you'd like to schedule a viewing.


GLITCH ART—This year, I've challenged myself to make one piece of glitch art every month. It'll be fun to see how my style changes (or, in some cases, stays the same!)

Got a question about glitch art? I probably already answered it.
Check out my frequently asked questions page.

Catling Famelicose Inquiline
Tessellation Yearn Redamancy
Illecebrous Jovial

8 out of 12 completed. Stay tuned for more glitch art.


MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS—Every month, I will take one art piece and talk about the process of making it.

Visit the monthly highlights page for more details.


Still Longing - 8/21/19: Finding inspiration for your masterpiece in someone else's work.

Web Archives

Website Archives - 7/10/19: A step-by-step description of how my website has evolved since 2011.

Read Me

Keep Reading Me - 6/24/19: Getting over that first art block and creating a legacy as an amateur creator.


Rotating and Orbiting Again - 5/30/19: Making, remaking, and unmaking the same art piece over and over.


Being Then/Emerging Now - 4/29/19: Finding new meaning in old art work simply by remembering.

Paper Dreams & Other Collections

Five Years of Paper Dreams - 3/29/19: Looking back at my very first book and the process of making it happen.

Rainbow Road

Revisiting Rainbow Road - 2/2/19: How an art school assignment became a personal homage to childhood.


Handmade sketchbooks.

Looking for the perfect gift? Shop from a selection of handmade sketchbooks over at


carkus8 commissions. $5 - basic package. $10 - medium package. $20 - full package.

I'm offering commissions! More info at

Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is an artist and writer examining how people interact with words and language. His main interests include nonfiction essays, artists' books, and databending sonification. Carlos holds an BFA with an Emphasis in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.