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Ana Fernandez
updated: 05/21/2010
website: www.anafernandez.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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210
15
11:50
house
van
house
flower street
van
motel
texas
 
Portfolio Keywords:  documentary, historical, psychological, dreams, figurative, memory, nature, surreal, spiritual, landscape
 
 
210 by Ana Fernandez
210
oil on canvas
2010
24in " x  30in " 
15 by Ana Fernandez
15
oil on canvas
2010
24in " x  30in " 
11:50 by Ana Fernandez
11:50
oil on canvas
2010
24in " x  30in " 
house by Ana Fernandez
house
oil on canvas
2009
5" x  7" 
van by Ana Fernandez
van
gouache on paper
2006
22cm" x  30cm" 
house by Ana Fernandez
house
gouache on paper
2007
22cm" x  30cm" 
flower street by Ana Fernandez
flower street
gouache on paper
2007
28" x  36" 
van by Ana Fernandez
van
gouache on paper
2003
22cm" x  30cm" 
motel by Ana Fernandez
motel
gouache on paper
2007
22cm" x  30cm" 
texas by Ana Fernandez
texas
graphite
2007
22" x  22" 

Artist Statement
In this most recent body of work, Fernandez depicts landscapes from her largely middle-class neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas.
Fernandez whose work has been linked to the term "magical realism" frequently augments her observational paintings with an ominous sky or super-saturated color. In her hands, elements of Chicano ritual and mythology enliven deadpan scenes of banal domesticity. Fernandez's engaging works expertly negotiate the uneasy relationship between the lively exuberance of the inhabitants of her paintings and the reality of their mundane existence. These are landscapes filled with party balloons, left over holiday decorations, and bad-ass trucks.

Fernandez holds an MFA from UCLA and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been
shown in cities throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Antonio.

Artist Bio / CV

Ana Fernandez
ana@anafernandez.com

b.Corpus Christi, TX

Education
MFA 2004 UCLA
BFA 2000 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2010 Texas, 2nd FLR Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Texas, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Selected Works, MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions
2010 Sonny Smith: 100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2009 Exquisite City: City of Cardboard, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL
2008 Exquisite City: City of Cardboard, The Viaduct Theater, Chicago, IL
2007 Pilsen Chamber of Commerce Art Auction , The National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
2007 Small Works, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
2007 Material & Light, mn gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 i feel good, i feel great, i feel wonderful, L2Kontemporary,Chinatown, Los Angeles CA
2006 LA Libertine Society Presents: The Nature of Excess, L2Kontemporary,Chinatown, Los Angeles CA
2004 Project Room, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) ARSG, Los Angeles, CA
2004 SUPERSONIC, Group Show, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
2004 MFA Thesis Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Gallery Two, Group Painting Show, Chicago, IL
2001 Art Windows Marshall Fields, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL
2000 Gallery Two, Group Painting Show, Chicago, IL

Collections
Mr. John Lock, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Heidi Kato, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Clare Graham, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Ray Yoshida, Chicago, IL
Mr. Donald McFadyen, Chicago, IL
Mr. Darrell Roberts, Chicago, IL
Ms. Nancy Rubins, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Kim Mitseff, Chicago, IL
Mr. Ed Lightener Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Darrell Roberts, Chicago, IL
Mr.& Mrs. Ralph Trevino, Corpus Christi, TX

Professional Affiliations
UCLA Alumni Association
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association
American Watercolor Society

Flat Files & Slide Registries
2007-present The Drawing Center, New York, NY




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