Miguel Cortinas received the BFA degree from Texas A & M University, Kingsville Texas and an MFA degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Before his current position as Associate Professor of Art at the University of the Incarnate Word (2001 to the present), Cortinas was an adjunct instructor for Palo Alto College, Texas State University, St. Philips College, St. Mary’s University and Our Lady of the Lake University. Additionally, he served as exhibitions preparator and art instructor for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center from 1983-1998. He is a printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist who has exhibited across the United States as well as in Germany, Peru and Mexico. Miguel’s work is included in numerous collections throughout the U.S., including The University of Texas at San Antonio and the AT&T Collection of 20th Century American Art.