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Nereida Garcia Ferraz
updated: 04/24/2012
website: nereidagarciaferraz.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Los deseos
Flor
la Tormenta
Rara Fe
La Trenza
Searching Marti
The Portrait
soldado
Pajaro
fagia
Seated man
untitled
Puentes Imaginados
De Construcion
Desintegrados
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, historical, gender/sexuality, anatomy
 
 
Los deseos by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Los deseos
Charcoal on Newspaper
2006
Dimensions variable
Flor by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Flor
Charcoal on Newspaper
2006
Dimensions variable
la Tormenta by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
la Tormenta
Charcoal, Newspaper
2007
13" x  22" 
Rara Fe by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Rara Fe
charcoal on newspaper
2006
13" x  22" 
La Trenza by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
La Trenza
charcoal on Newspaper
Miami 2006
13" x  22" 
Searching Marti by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Searching Marti
charcoal on newspaper
Miami 2007
Dimensions variable
The Portrait by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
The Portrait
charcoal on Newspaper
2006
Dimensions variable
soldado by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
soldado
Charcoal/ Gesso on newspapers
2005
13" x  22" 
Pajaro by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Pajaro
Charcoal/Neswprint/Gesso
2006
13" x  22" 
fagia by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
fagia
gesso, opaque pigment, oils, charcoal, canvas
abril 2009
72" x  72"  x 21/2" 
Seated man by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Seated man
opaque pigment on paper
May 2009
14" x  24" 
untitled by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
untitled
dry pigment on paper
May 2009
14" x  24" 
Puentes Imaginados by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Puentes Imaginados
Opaque Pigment, on Canvas Panel
April 2012
Dimensions variable
De Construcion by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
De Construcion
Mixed Media on Wood Panel
March 2012
Dimensions variable
Desintegrados by Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Desintegrados
Miwed Media on Canvas Panel
April 2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
 

I use the fluidity of the materials, the texture in the papers I paint and erase almost as describing a place, an story, a particular piece of news, good or bad. I use color and space to define the proximity of language, the marks and symbols as anchor, the houses and boats as metaphors for the body, trees and foliage as metaphors to life itself, News from the Spanish papers, Spanish tarot symbols, popular myths, exile prayers and even music are intrinsic part of work. I draw in order to connect the viewer with the power of desires and wisdom.

 

I use order for the compositions in a similar way that Santeria altars are constructed, the priorities, the placement of each symbol is decided on the particular need or idea.

Artist Bio / CV
Born in Havana, Cuba. Currently resides in Miami, Florida. Garcia-Ferraz received her BFA in painting and photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the National Endowment for the Arts (1985, 1989) and the Illinois Art Council, Visual Arts Fellowship (1989), among other awards. She co-produced “Fuego the Tierra” a documentary about the life and works of the   Ana Mendieta. Her artworks are in major private and public collection, Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and in Mexico. One person exhibitions of Garcia-Ferraz's work include . Among them, Here and There. “Deterritorializing  Havana  and Miami”, ,at Stonehill College, Boston, Beyond Havana, Bettcher Gallery , Miami, Ver para Creer, at MACLA, San Jose, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City,  Dedicado A Quien Sabe Esperar"(Deson Saunders Gallery, Chicago, 1and "Paintings and Drawings" Humanities Center Gallery, Wabash College, Indiana,  Smithsonian Museum Washington, American Voices. 1996, !945-1995 ART IN CHICAGO, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997,  Nereida Garcia Ferraz  FOCI, State of Illinois Museum and many others