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Orlando Corona

Emerging Traditional Artists Program

Painting of a scene with a tree in the foreground and a green home in the background. A couple embraces between the tree and home.

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Greenville, South Carolina



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Emerging Traditional Artists Program

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Orlando Corona is a painter from Greenville, South Carolina. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Orlando moved to the US at the age of 10 and found his passion for art during an art class in high school. Orlando draws deep inspirations from his roots as a first-generation Mexican immigrant, and strives to tell stories about his own experience, yet outgrow cultural stereotypes and limits. He aims to inspire others through his work and be an integral part of his community and the world.