Curriculum Vitae

Education:

 2016                                        Master of Fine Arts  LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

                                                 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

2013                                         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Printmaking

                                                 University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis, MN

 

2011                                          Associate of Fine Arts, Painting & Printmaking

                                                 Associate of Arts, Early Childhood Education

                                                 Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN

Exhibitions:

Solo Shows

2014                                       Memory of myself, Maryland Institute College of Art

2011                                        Funky town, Stevens Square Center for the Arts

Juried Shows

2016                                       RBTL (Read Between The Lines), College Art Association Annual Regional

                                               MFA Exhibition, Katzen Art Center,  American University

2015                                       Circa Gallery (25th Anniversary Exhibition | THIS FROM  THERE | Juried Exhibition.

2014                                       Fall show, Maryland Institute College of Art

2012                                       The Human Condition, Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art

2011                                        Ultimate Landscape, Gallery 13

2011                                        The Second Annual HeART Show

2011                                        Kaleidoscope: Bachelor of Fine Arts juried Exhibition University of Minnesota BFA Exhibition

Group Shows

2017                                        FATHOM: Identity In Abstraction, Creative Alliance  

2016                                        Darkest Before the Dawn, Maryland Hall for The Arts

2016                                        Neither/or Leyroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Maryland Institute College of Art

2013                                        The Third Annual He(Art) Show, The Friction Collective

2012                                        Appreciation: A Thank You and Invitation, Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art

2011                                        A Process of Transformation, Quarter Gallery, and Regis Center

2011                                        The Soap Factory

2011                                        The FallOut Arts Co-op

2011                                        The Light/Dark Show: Isolating the Senses, The Third Place Gallery

2011                                        Ultimate Landscape, Gallery 13

2010                                        Death Before Small Talk, Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art

2010                                        NYC Contemporary Art World: A University of Minnesota BFA Exhibition

Commissions:

2013                                        Regent’s Exhibition, West Gallery, Regis Center for Art

2013                                        University of Minnesota Commission, Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota

Awards & Distinctions:

2016                                        Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2016

2015                                        Graduate Research Development Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

2014                                        Graduate Research Development Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

2014                                        Diversity Grant, Office of Diversity, Maryland Institute College of Art

Web Publications & Interviews:
 

Kelly Louise Barton, Exploring Identity Through Abstraction, BmoreArt, publication date: March 31st, 2017

http://www.bmoreart.com/2017/03/exploring-identity-through-abstraction.html

 

Karen Kopacz, Alfonso Makes Paint From Local Flowers to Make Art About Community, Public Field Guide, publication date: October 20, 2014

http://publicfieldguide.com/2014/10/20/alfonso-makes-paint-from-local-flowers-to-make-art-about-community/

 

Weekend What’s What: 7/24-7/27, letoile Magazine, publication date: July 24, 2014
http://www.letoilemagazine.com/2014/07/24/weekend-whats-what-724-727/


i love my buddies,  Scott Cornell, HDMG Productions, Minneapolis, MN, June 2014
http://www.hdmg.com/portfolio/i-love-my-buddies-alfonso-fernandez/


Art events: The He(art) Show, Vita.mn, publication date: April 24, 2013

http://www.vita.mn/arts/203502011.html

Sheila Regan, Yes! Lets Collective presents sensory isolating show at Third Place Gallery, City Pages, publication date date: March 14, 2012

http://www.citypages.com/arts/yes-lets-collective-presents-sensory-isolating-show-at-third-place-gallery-6578877

Sheila Regan, 'Funky Town' at Stevens Square Center for the Arts, City Pages, publication date date: October 7, 2011
http://www.citypages.com/arts/funky-town-at-stevens-square-center-for-the-arts-6584822

 

SSCA main gallery wants to take you to “Funky Town”, Stevens Square Center for the Arts, publication date: Spetember 25, 2011

http://www.stevensarts.org/?p=876