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artist , lecturer , art educator

Alfred James Quiróz, American art educator, artist, lecturer. Recipient Visual Arts fellowship Arizona Commission on Arts, Phoenix, 1989, 95, Arizona Arts award Tucson Community Foundation, 1989; New Forms Regional grantee Diverseworks, Houston, 1991; commissioned work for San Francisco Center for the Arts, 1993.


Quiróz, Alfred James was born on May 9, 1944 in Tucson. Son of Nicolas J. Segura and Hilda F. (Quiróz) Alvarado.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1971. Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design, 1974. Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, University Arizona, 1984.


Visual arts and film specialist, Rhode Island State Council on Arts, Providence, 1974-1977;art coordinator, School One, Providence, 1975-1977;project director, ESAA Special Arts, Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1978-1979;freelance artist, Lisa Frank Inc., Tucson, 1981-1984;instructor art, Tucson Department Parks and Recreation, 1981-1986;artist in residence, Arizona Commision on Arts, Phoenix, 1985-1989;assistant professor, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1989-1993;associate professor, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1993-1998;professor, U. Arizona, Tucson, since 1998. Adjunct lecturer U. Arizona, Tucson, 1988. Board directors Tucson Pima Arts Council, Western States Arts Federation, Santa Fe, visual arts committee, 1993-1996.

Advisor Arizona Arts Education Planning Partnership, Phoenix, since 1993.


Community member Tucson Visiting Artist's Consortium, since 1989. Member Public Art Committee, Tucson, 1989-1993. Juror at large WESTAF, Arts Midwest, others, since 1993.

Panelist National Endowment of Arts, 1994, 95. With United States Navy, 1963-1967. Member American Association of University Professors, National Arts and Arts Organizations, College Art Association, American Council for Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting post cards, building 1/72 scale luftwaffe, collecting water guns, reading.


Married Marcia Denis Duff, September 15, 1977. Children: Demian A., James A.

Nicolas J. Segura Alvarado

Hilda F. (Quiróz) Alvarado

Marcia Denis Duff

Demian A. Quiróz

James A. Quiróz