Curriculum Vitae

ALFONSO FERNANDEZ


EDUCATION

2016 MFA: Maryland Institute College of Art, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

               CTA: Maryland Institute College of Art, Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

2013 BFA: University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, Painting and Printmaking


AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Gallery Representation, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 2016-present

The Patterson Residency Program, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 2016-present

Certificate of Appreciation Award, Franklin Square Elementary/ Middle School, 2016-17

Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2015

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

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

Diversity & Intercultural Development Grant, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 2014



EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

2019 Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery, Howard Community College, MD

2017     Fathom: Identity in Abstraction, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD (two-person)

2014 Memory of Myself, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2011 Funky Town, Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN


Juried Shows

2018 Repurposed with Purpose, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

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

Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, DC

2015     This From Their 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Fall Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

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

2011   Ultimate Landscape, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2011 The Second Annual HeART Show, Fallout Arts Co-op, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Kaleidoscope, Bachelor of Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, University of Minnesota BFA

Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN


Group Shows

2018 Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

2018 Repurposed with Purpose, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2018    Faculty Exhibition, Howard Community College, Columbia MD

2017 Summer Show, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2016 Darkest Before the Dawn, Maryland Hall for The Arts, Annapolis MD

2016 Summer Show, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

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

            Baltimore, MD

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

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

            Minneapolis, MN

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

2011 Group Summer Show, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Winter Group Show, The FallOut Arts Co-op, Minneapolis, MN

2011 The Light/Dark Show, The Third Place Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011  Ultimate Landscape, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

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

2010 NYC Contemporary Art World, A University of Minnesota BFA Exhibition, MN


COMMISSIONS

2017    Collector Commission, Doreen Bolger, Baltimore, MD

2016    Collector Commission, John Cammack, Baltimore MD

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

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

Minneapolis, MN

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

Stoop Storytelling Special Engagement - Intercambio: Stories About Inspiration and Exchange Across the Border. One of seven storytellers in conjunction with the closing of the exhibition Crossing Borders: Mexica Modernist Prints https://artbma.org/events/2018-09-03.stoop.intercambio


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

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


MICA Commotion No. 1, Fall 2015, featured painting, My Mother’s Dirty Dress

https://commotion.mica.edu/tagged/commotion-01


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/


HDMG Productions, Scott Cornell, i love my buddies, 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


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

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