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patricia fernandez
updated: 09/23/2013
website: www.patriciafernandez.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Installation for A Series of Antecedents
A Series of Antecedents
Sculpture for Copies
Facsimiles
Celorio, Asturias
nomadic objects
Its yours now, its all that there is
The Estate
Blanket
After Van der Weyden
A Record of Succession
Rosa Luxemburg (from Points of Departure)
Atlas of Blue Writing
box for MF
Walk of the Melancholy
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, abstract, conceptual, documentary, memory, historical, psychological
 
 
Installation for A Series of Antecedents by patricia fernandez
Installation for A Series of Antecedents
mixed media
2010
Dimensions variable
A Series of Antecedents by patricia fernandez
A Series of Antecedents
hand made book
2010
9 " x  5 " 
Sculpture for Copies by patricia fernandez
Sculpture for Copies
mixed media
2010
Dimensions variable
Facsimiles by patricia fernandez
Facsimiles
mixed media
2010
Dimensions variable
Celorio, Asturias by patricia fernandez
Celorio, Asturias
acrylic, hand-carved frame, fabric and clay
2009
Dimensions variable
nomadic objects by patricia fernandez
nomadic objects
hand painted wall paper, c-print and paint on canvas
2009
Dimensions variable
Its yours now, its all that there is by patricia fernandez
Its yours now, its all that there is
mixed media
2010
64 " x  91 "  x 26 " 
The Estate by patricia fernandez
The Estate
ink drawing on poplar, clay, fabric and document installation
2010
54 " x  36 "  x 12 " 
Blanket by patricia fernandez
Blanket
acrylic and ink on paper
2009
90 " x  76 " 
After Van der Weyden by patricia fernandez
After Van der Weyden
ink on paper
2011
12 " x  9 "  x .5 " 
A Record of Succession by patricia fernandez
A Record of Succession
carved walnut, paintings, fabrics, buttons.
2012
8" x  8"  x 4" 
Rosa Luxemburg (from Points of Departure) by patricia fernandez
Rosa Luxemburg (from Points of Departure)
oil on linen, painted frame
2013
8 " x  11 "  x 2 " 
Atlas of Blue Writing by patricia fernandez
Atlas of Blue Writing
paper, walnut, fabric and buttons
2012
Dimensions variable
box for MF by patricia fernandez
box for MF
oil, wood, clay, cardboard and fabric
2012
11" x  12"  x 6" 
Walk of the Melancholy by patricia fernandez
Walk of the Melancholy
oil on linen
2013
15" x  12" 

Artist Statement

Applying an archeological approach to the family archive, my work questions the expectations of inherited history and the inaccuracy of memory. Through a complex network of forms and information I seek to investigate histories and literatures forgotten, misplaced, or buried.

My work stems from a collection of letters titled A Series of Antecedents that are part real and part imagined. In these letters I am reconstructing a narrative that retells the events of a family history from 1936 to the present. I use this narrative to transmit a personal history that involves memory, omission and abstraction to build connections between people and places. As an installation, the sculptures and paintings are fragments of an experience, the ephemera of a subject’s identity formation. At the same time, the collected pieces act as a continuation and a product of the transmission of ideals and histories. Like the copier of the copier of the copier, ad infinitum, I reconstruct a new form, with the purpose to investigate the memories that are misremembered. Each element on its own, and also as a part of a larger ongoing collection, builds the narrative that serves as a recuperation of an unknown history.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Patricia Fernandez

Born in Burgos, Spain. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

Education:

2010 MFA California Institute of the Arts

2006 MA Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena

2002 BFA University of California, Los Angeles

2000 Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London

1997 Otis School of Art and Design

 

 Selected Exhibitions:

2013  The Records, David Peterson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Demolition Woman, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange County

2012 A Record of Succession, ltd Los Angeles

Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Marc di Suvero’s Peace Tower, Pacific Standard Time Arts Festival, Los Angeles

2011  CUE Art Foundation, Joan Mitchell Recipients, New York

2010  Back To The Old House, Clifton Benevento, New York

Patricia Fernandez// Maha Saab, ltd los angeles

GLAMFA, Long Beach Galleries, CSULB

Dear Diary: Leslie Dick is not a home, group show in the home of the writer, Los Angeles

New Insight, Art Chicago, curated by Susanne Ghez

2009  Still Life Show, 533 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and Mile Post 5, Portland, OR

2008  Make/Shift/Home, Space, Pittsburg, PA

Church Doors, Iglesia Santo Cristo del Olivar, Madrid, Spain     

 

Awards and Residencies:

2013  Fondazione Antonio Ratti, CSAV with Matt Mullican, Como, Italy

2012  CCI Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

France Los Angeles Exchange Residency: Grant for a project in Bordeaux

USA Projects Artist Grant

 2011  Ruth Chenven Foundation Award

California Community Foundation Fellowship

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Project Grant,NY 

2010 Joan Mitchell Grant

2009 Jaques and Natasha Gelman Scholarship

Ahmanson Grant, California Institute of the Arts

Alumni Travel Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2008 Dean’s Grant, California Institute of the Arts

Artist Project Grant, General Consulate of Spain, NY

2007 Artist in Residence, Paintings Edge, Idyllwild, CA

2006 LA Metro Poster Series Prize: Watts Neighborhood