Sandra C. Fernandez
About my work
¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
March 14-May 14, 2022
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Forth Worth TX.
Traveling exhibition that originated at the Smithsonian American Museum.
This exhibition is the first to unite historic civil rights era prints alongside works by contemporary printmakers, including several that embrace expanded graphics that exist beyond the paper substrate. While the dominant mode of printmaking among Chicanx artists remains screen-printing, this exhibition features works in a wide range of techniques and presentation strategies, from installation art, to public interventions, augmented reality, and shareable graphics that circulate in the digital realm. The exhibition also is the first to consider how Chicanx mentors, print centers, and networks nurtured other artists, including several who drew inspiration from the example of Chicanx printmaking.
my work in this exhibition: Mourning and Dreaming High: Con mucha fé.
May 4-June 22, 2022
Rachel Feferman & Sherry Grover Galleries/ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA
curated by: Cynthia Sears and Catherine Alice Michaelis
Boundless celebrates the visionary ideals of the artist’s book which often challenge, in the best of ways, our preconceived notions of what a book can be. Boundless explores the vast field of artist’s books, but also the thinking of book artists. Each work reveals the mapping and laying bare of uncomfortable, surprising, or unexplored terrain.
my work in this exhibition: Artist's Book/ Childhood Memories III, Growing Up in Ecuador
Adaptation: Artist’s Books for a Changing Environment
March 14 – May 15, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9th
Environmental Design Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Book artist Julie Chen invited 23 artists to create works on the theme of adaptation. In these pandemic times, the ability to adapt has become more crucial both in life and in art. These artists approach the idea of adaptation from a wide range of angles -- sometimes surprising -- using the interactivity of the book form as a starting point.
my work in this exhibit: Soy de aquí y soy de allá (I am from here and I am from there)
Printmaking: A Social Practice (UW-Madison Alumni Exhibition)
February 11-March 21, 2022
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Main Gallery, Class of 1925, and 1308 Gallery, Memorial Union and Union South, Madison, WI.
Featuring 76 University of Wisconsin–Madison multigenerational alumni, each utilizing various reproducible printmaking techniques to create traditional or unique works involving technological strategies, sculptural structures, moving images, digital illustrations, book arts, and hybrid print methods. These artists share and participate in the rich history of printmaking’s allure of the multiple and its dissemination from an agricultural landscape, fostering a dedication to inquiry, labor, creative problem solving, and the sharing of their knowledge which benefits the broader field.
my works in this exhibition: The Northern Triangle & We are all in the Same Boat
Renderings of Santa Cecilia, la patrona la música.
November 13-December 20, 2021.
La Peña Gallery, Austin TX.
Opening reception November 13th, 6:00-8:00pm
Featuring a menagerie of works from twenty-four artists from throughout the U.S. and Mexico--through their depictions of Santa Cecilia this exhibit is an exploration into the ways art, music, and faith have impacted our lives and culture. Take a journey through a myriad of times, places, and emotive realities as our diverse group of renowned and emerging artists present their unique takes on the patron saint of music.
my work in this exhibit: Santa Cecilia tocando el Rondador
August 23-October 10, 2021
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University Dallas, PA 18612
Opening reception September 14th, 5:30-7:30pm
The works in the exhibition share stories of finding community and understanding in a new environment. Drummond, an immigrant from Jamaica, uses brightly colored yarn-based works in her series, “Les Derrieres,” to focus on cultural expectations of body image. Fernández, who grew up in Ecuador, was inspired by the experiences of undocumented students when she was an instructor at the University of Texas to create an installation artwork of suspended white rosaries. Kommanivanh’s loose brushwork reflects on his childhood as an immigrant from Laos. Manalo’s sculptural works contain the textures of household objects that you might find in a Filipino-American home. Using paints that he mixed by hand, Shpanin, who was born in the former U.S.S.R, combines the symbols of folk art with the colors of digital art. Whelan draws from the themes of his Irish heritage and recreates the reflective surface of Catholic icons using repurposed chocolate foil wrappers.
My work in this show: Mourning and Dreaming High: con mucha fé.
August 14-September 25, 2021
Guest curator: Tara Sabharwal
Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba/ 219 East 2nd st. at Avenue B New York, New York 10009|
There are over 80 million displaced people in the world today. We know now that the causes of migration are many, complex and global in nature—colonization, slavery, neo colonialism, environmental disasters, ethnic extinction, political persecution, war, poverty—the list grows. At the same time, refugees across the world also confront a surge of xenophobia. Here, the ‘other’ is not only demonized, but also turned into an existential threat. In this age of global anxiety, the mere ‘otherness of the other’ becomes yet another source of anxiety. The artists in this exhibition have more than confronted difficult ideas and situations. Through their art they not only survive, but flourish intellectually and spiritually, and they offer us unique conceptions of beauty, insight and consequent recognition and understanding.
Work in the show: Movement, Migration and Home: NYC
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
July 31, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Boise Art Museum | 670 Julia Davis Drive | Boise, Idaho 83702 | T 208-345-8330 |
Ideas about the American West, both in the popular imagination and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. At once, “The West” can conjure images of rugged colonial settlers, gun-toting-cowboys, or vacant expanses of natural beauty. Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea offers multiple views of “The West” through the perspectives of forty-eight modern and contemporary artists. Their artworks question old and racist clichés, examine tragic and marginalized histories, and illuminate the many communities and events that continue to form this region of the United States. The exhibition explores the specific ways artists actively shape our understanding of the life, history and myths of the American West.
Works in the show: Mojándose II (Crossing), and Cruzado (Settled in)
From the collection of The
Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics 1965 to Now.
November 20, 2020 — August 8, 2021
Smithsonian American Museum | Renwick Gallery|
(8th and G Streets, NW) Washington DC, 20013-7012|
The exhibit explores the rise of Chicano graphics within early social movements and the ways in which they have advanced creating innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice. The exhibition also is the first to consider how Chicanx mentors, print centers, and networks nurtured other artists, including several who drew inspiration from the example of Chicanx printmaking.
Work in the show: Mourning and Dreaming High: Con mucha fé.
Out of gallery
LINK to 360 view of the exhibit
LINK to 360 view of the exhibit