/ Painting / Sculpture
Art TrainingGraduate School / The School of the Art Institute of ChicagoUCLASkowhegan (A' 2018)
What impact do you want to have with your art?
I want people in my community to feel seen and reflected in my art.
Though I paint in the realist tradition, my interests are not simply formal: my paintings attempt to capture the cultural, psychological and spiritual realms of these singular sights that surround me. In this light, a car or pickup truck can represent aspirations of physical and social mobility, while a neon mannequin bride casts a long (painted) shadow as the feminine protagonist in a silent film that unfolds through my windshield.
Ana Fernandez is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the diverse landscapes of Latino communities in
South Texas through landscape painting, portraiture and through her work as a street vendor in her food
truck, The Institute of Chili.
Fernandez holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from UCLA. She has
exhibited at Women & Their Work Gallery (2012), Institute of Texan Cultures (2012), McNay Art
Museum (2018), Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (2017), Blue Star Contemporary (2012), and the
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2018).
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection currently houses her official archives at the University
of Texas at Austin. Ana is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2017.
She is represented by Cinnabar Art Gallery in San Antonio, TX.