Ana Fernandez

Education
MFA 2004 UCLA
BFA 2000 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Awards & Residencies
2019 Artist-In-Residence Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans
2018 Artpace International Artist in Residence
2018 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
Solo Exhibitions
2018 “AM/PM”, Artpace San Antonio, TX
2018 “Still Life”, Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX
2018 “Still Life”, Cinnabar Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2017 “Eastside Westside”, Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, San Antonio, TX
2017 “2008”, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2016 “New Watercolors”, Silkworm Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2012 “Artists Looking at Art Series”, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2012 “Staged”, L2kontemporary Los Angeles, CA
2012 “Contemporary Artists Series: Ana Fernandez”, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX
2012 “Real Estates and Other Fictions”, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
2011  Ana Fernandez, Curated by Arturo Almeida, Joan Grona Contemporary Art, 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
2004 “Project Room”, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Group Exhibitions
2019 “Nuestro Hogar” curated by Debra Barrera, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, TX
2018 "Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio! " Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX
2017 "Texas Biennial" curated by Leslie Moody Castro, Big Medium, Austin, TX
2017 “6 Texas Artists, 8 Summer Days, 1 Cool Museum: Pop-Up Exhibit”, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2017 “Magic Time Machine” Ana Fernandez & Hiromi Stringer, Cinnabar Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2017 “210” Curated by Rigo Luna, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX
2017 "Landscape and Memory", Curated by Chris Ingalls, CAM Perennial Exhibition, Southwest School of Art
2016 “Novela: Arte y Drama”, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Curators: Mari Hernandez & Kristin Gamez.
2014 “Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazón de San Antonio”, Centro de Artes, Texas A&M University
2014 UTSA Art Collection: Texas Contemporary Artist Series. Curator: Arturo Infante Almeida.
2013 “Tal Palo Tal Astilla”, University of Texas at San Antonio, Curator:  Ricky Armendariz
2013 “Staged”, G Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 “San Antonio Painters II” curated by Barbara McAdam, Blue Star Museum of Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
2012 “Seven Minutes In Heaven”, The Fox Motel, San Antonio,TX
Collections
Linda Pace Foundation, Permanent Collection
San Antonio Museum of Art, Permanent Collection
University of Texas at San Antonio, Permanent Collection
San Antonio Public Library, Permanent Collection
Official Archive
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Press & Publications
Cárdenas, Norma L. “Queering the Chili Queens: Culinary Citizenship through Food Consciousness in the New Borderlands”.
Lohman, Sarah. Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine Hardcover. December 6, 2016
Salas, Consuelo Carr. Latin@s' Presence in the Food Industry: Changing How We Think about Food, edited by Meredith E. Abarca.
2019 “Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney Interviews Ana Fernandez”, February 27, 2019, San Antonio Current.
2018 “UCLA Alumna’s Paintings of Everyday Life Featured in San Antonio Gallery”, May 23, 2018, Kaia Sherry, UCLA Daily Bruin
2017 “Latina artists go solo together at Galeria Guadalupe” Elda Silva, San Antonio Express-News, October 2017
2017 “Artistas Carve Out a Legacy of Cultural Understanding”, Rhyma Castillo, San Antonio Current, October 2017
2017 “SA CURRENT Magazine's 2017 Best of SA Staff Pick: Best Visual Artist”, Staff, San Antonio Current, April 20, 2017
2017 “Buildings have character in Ana Fernandez’s portraits of houses” Elda Silva, San Antonio Express-News, March 10, 2017
2016 “Catching Up with Artist and Entrepreneur Ana Fernandez”, Dan Goddard, Out In SA, July 18
2016 “Top Five March 17, 2016” Rainey Knudson & Christina Rees, Glasstire
2016 “Food and Art Combine During CAM” Jessica Elizarraras San Antonio Current March 2 2015 “Mujeres Alimentando el Muturo”  Revista Mujer March 20, 2015
 2015 “Food truck recipe: Chamoy City Limits’ Mangonada” Robyn Moreno, USA TODAY Hispanic Living
2014 “Latino-run food trucks pave their way across the U.S.” Robyn Moreno, USA TODAY Hispanic Living September 7, 2014
2014 “America's Best Chili” Editor, Travel & Leisure March 20, 2014  2013 “The 6 Best Places To Get Chili In The U.S.” Editor, Huffington Post 2013 “Best Chili in the U.S.” Editor, Food & Wine Magazine
2013 “Tal palo tal astilla: Three artists explore cultural boundaries”, Marcia Perales, The Paisano, Feburary 26, 2013
2013 “Review: De Tal Palo Tal Astilla”, Haydeé Muñoz De La Rocha, San Antonio, Texas. ART Magazine, January 2013
2012 “Institute of Chili films spot for Fox Telecolombia Latin America”, Jessica Elizarrias, San Antonio Express News, September 26, 2012
2012 “Eat and Greet”, Wendi Kimura, Artpace Blog, September 25, 2012
2012 “At Blue Star: Blue Star Painters II”, Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express News, September 21, 2013
2012 “Fill Up In King William”, Paula Disbrowe, Southern Living, September 2012
2012 “A Night With Ana and Jenn Working at the Institute of Chili Food Truck”, Robert Rivard, The Rivard Report, July 6, 2012
2012 “The Institute of Chili” in San Antonio, a new generation of “chili queens” Adán Medrano August 24, 2012
2012 “Ana Fernandez: Painter as chili queen”, Scott Andrews, San Antonio Current, June 27, 2012
2012 “PechaKucha VI: Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully”, Sarah Fisch, May 26, 2012
2012 “Real Estates and Other Fictions”, Bryan Parker, Pop Press International, May 28, 2012
2012 “In eerie paintings by Ana Fernandez, a house isn’t just a house”, Luke Quinton, Austin American- Statesman, May 23, 2012
2012 “Ana Fernandez, Chili Queens”, Donna J. Tuttle, San Antonio Business Journal, May 18- 24, 2012
2012 “Wheeling and Dealing”, Jessica Elizarrias, San Antonio Express News, March 25, 2012
 2011 "Hither and Thither: A Curatorial Juxtaposition of Environment vs. Aesthetics", Gabriel Diego Delgado, La Prensa, September 4, 2011
2011 "Interview: Ana Fernandez", Darrell Roberts, www.ourartcriticism.com, June 22, 2011
2011 "Critique: Paintings by Ana Fernandez create hybrid of South Texas culture and surrealism", Lenora Weakley, UTSA Today, March 9, 2011
2011 "No Place Like Home", Kristian Jaime, San Antonio Museum Examiner, February 10, 2011
2011 "Pranking Persepctive", Scott Andrews, San Antonio Current ARTS, February 9, 2011
2011 "Lady Driver", Sarah Fisch, Plaza de Armas Culture/Features, February 3, 2011
2011 "UTSA and Joan Grona Gallery present exhibit of paintings by Ana Fernandez", Lenora Weakley, UTSA Today, February 2, 2011
2011 "Little houses that make big statements", Elda Silva,San Antonio Express News Arts, February 1, 2011


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