News and updates

2014


  Fausto Fernandez on Risks, Rewards and the Artist's Integrity

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
October 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79902
Website:www.rubincenter.utep.edu 
Contact E-mail Address:rubincenter@utep.edu
 Contact Phone Number:915-747-6151


LA Times 
Review of Supporting Structures 
October 6, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-beat-port-truck-driver-exhibit-20141007-story.html


http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-beat-port-truck-driver-exhibit-20141007-story.html




  Border Art Residency
New Mexico
52 Pick-up
 October 4 

 
 
L.A.-based abstract artist returns to border for residency - What's Up : Arts & Culture
L.A.-based abstract artist returns to border for residency - What's Up : Arts & Culture




Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas at El Paso
"Fausto Fernandez on risks, rewards and the artist's integrity"
Lecture
October 23, 6-7:30pm


 LA County Arts Commission 
Los Angeles California
The Civic Artists Prequalified List
2014-2016
I am one of the artist that has been selected in the list comprised of 49 Los Angeles County based professional emerging and established artists and artist teams working in all mediums including permanent and temporary art and public engagement. Currently I am working on a community engagement and permanent public art project for the East Rancho Dominguez Park in Compton to be completed next year. 
  Learn more and see the entire list
 lacountyarts.org/thelist.


Couturier Gallery
Los Angeles California 
Kaleidoscope
July12-August 23

Couturier Gallery is please to present Kaleidoscope, a group exhibition combining emerging and established artists through a spectrum of disciplines.  The show incorporates book art, ceramics, collage, paintings, printmaking and tape sculptures.  The varied nature of the show creates complex connections between works that forge a rich mosaic of aesthetics, visual language and themes.  Artists include:  Sandow Birk, Fausto Fernandez, Leonard Greco, Gronk, Judithe Hernandez, Noel Vargas Hernandez, John Hesketh, Jay Kvapil, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, DeLoss McGraw, Antonio Muniz, Connie Rohman, Frank Romero, Irwin Sanchez, Danny Scheible, Ana Serrano, Susan Sironi, Corey Stein, Leslie Love Stone, John Valadez and James Zver.  Kaleidoscope runs from July 12 to August 23.  Join us for the artists’ opening reception Saturday, July 12, 6-8pm.  


For further information or images please contact me @ cg@couturiergallery.com.



Artist Pension Trust
Los Angels California
APT LA

I was approved by the curatorial committee at Artist Pension Trust for a place in APT LA. Artist Pension Trust or APT is an investment vehicle specializing in contemporary art,  which aims to provide financial security and international exposure to selected artists chosen by its international curatorial team. It has the largest global collection of contemporary art, comprising 10,000 artworks from 2,000 artists in 75 countries and growing by more than 2,000 each year. 
http://www.aptglobal.org/en/Artists/Page/9382/fausto-fernandez-

Heard Museum
Phoenix, Arizona.
April 26,2014-Feb 8,2015
That's the way I like it!

With the help of visitors like you, the Heard has selected a group of artworks -- which included my painting Demographic Fabric of America -- to create a wonderful collection of their most recent contemporary acquisitions. The donated items were given to the museum by varied collectors who recognized each artist’s ability to transform and create a work of art, and your votes have helped to curate and create the final exhibit.



McNay Art Museum 
San Antonio, Texas. 
June 11-August 17, 2014
“Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting” 

This exhibition, organized by René Paul Barilleaux, the McNay's Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, assembles the work of thirteen emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose art is characterized in whole or part by high-key color, obsessive layering of surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs, fragments of representation, and a tension between melancholy and the sublime. To date, little focus has been placed on works which celebrate the exoticism, exuberance, and optimism found in the work of the painters assembled in Beauty Reigns.

Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting from McNay Art Museum on Vimeo.
"Beauty Reigns" artists in the house! Eight of the 13 artists featured in our newest exhibition of abstract art were able to make it to the opening. From Left: Jiha Moon, Charles Burwell, Rosalyn Schwartz, Annette Davidek, Nancy Lorenz, Susan Chrysler White, Paul Henry Ramirez, Rene Barilleaux (Chief Curator of the McNay and curator of "Beauty Reigns"), and Fausto Fernandez.
McNay Art Museum, Beauty reigns. San Antonio Texas


McNay Art Museum. First museum of modern art in Texas . Photo Jeff Goldberg/ ESTO


Beauty Reigns is accompanied by an illustrated book that includes two essays by Lilly Wei and Stephen Westfall contextualizing this approach to abstract painting and tracing its roots in twentieth-century art. Additional biographical and interpretative texts on each of the artists are authored by Barilleaux. The book Beauty Reigns reflects the dynamic nature of the exhibition in its aesthetic, approach, and design; expands the imagery seen in the museum; and offers a larger window into the work of these artists and their particular approaches to painting.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Jose Alvarez, Kamrooz Aram, Charles Burwell, Annette Davidek, Fausto Fernandez, Nancy Lorenz, Ryan McGinness, Beatriz Milhazes, Jiha Moon, Paul Henry Ramirez, Rex Ray, Rosalyn Schwartz, Susan Chrysler White.

This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum.

 The exhibition travels to the Akron Art Museum, Ohio, January 24-May 3, 2015

Border Art Residency
La Union, New Mexico. 
August 2014- May 2015

I got selected as the new artist in residence for a period of 10 months at the Border Art Residency in the Mesilla Valley of Southern New Mexico.  2000 square foot live-in studio loft above a former cotton gin.  15 miles from El Paso. TX and Juarez, Mexico




Supporting Structures: A Community Arts Project
Angels Gate Cultural Arts Center. San Pedro, California.
February 9 - January 9, 2015 

Fausto Fernandez with members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the Pile Drivers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local Union 2375
http://www.dailybreeze.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140216/los-angeles-harbor-pile-drivers-go-artistic-with-new-exhibit
 3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, California 90731

(310) 519-0936







2013


City of El Paso Public Art Purchase Program Permanent Collection  
The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in El Paso Texas permanent collection.  "Horizontal Spring Stabilizer" is now on display at City Hall in the office of the City Clerk and part of the permanent collection. 
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas at El Paso
I had my first solo show at The University of Texas at El Paso, 13 years after graduating.The exhibition "Fausto Fernandez: Mechanical Metaphors" was on view in the Project Space of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on April 2013. My painting "Silhouettes and airships" is now part of the University permanent art collection .

 
ImagesAZ Magazine June 2013 Edition
  Art of a thoughtful person 
ImagesAZ devoted 5 pages in their magazine for an interview about my work in Arizona on pages 43-47. 
http://imagesaz.com/blogs/viewBlog/1904/meet-artist-fausto-fernandez--art-of-a-thoughtful-person


  Arizona Biennial 2013  July 19-Sept 29
My painting "Love is what you make it out to be" 2013 72 x 72 Mixed Media Collage on Canvas. Currently at Gebert Contemporary On Main in Scottsdale. Was accepted this year to the Arizona Biennial 2013 at the Tucson museum of Art.

Mesa Arts Center Arizona Catalyst
 North Gallery Arizona Catalyst focused on four artists whose artistic career began in Arizona, Wesley Anderegg (California), Angel Cabrales (Texas), Fausto Fernandez (California) and Angela Young (Wisconsin). 
Friday, May 10 - Sunday, August 11, 2013


The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Sky Train Station. “2013 Job of the Year”
The station floor is my first permanent public art commission and my most important public art project to date. "Tailplane Patterns" 2013 440 x 40' Terrazzo Floor. For 5 years I worked with project design, a group of architects and engineers to complete the project. The floor was built by hundreds of skilled builders, skilled thinkers and Installers. 
 2013 Job of the Year by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA). The award was given to Advance Terrazzo, the Phoenix firm that produced the floors.




More information at http://www.faustofernandez.blogspot.com/p/public-art.html

The University of Texas in El Paso  Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts invited me to participate in a solo show that highlights an exceptional UTEP alumni artist chosen in consultation with Art Department faculty. "Mechanical Methaphors" .   This exhibition will be in conjunction with the 2013 UTEP Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.Monday April 1 – Friday, April 26th, 2013






































































Bleicher Gallery in Santa Monica CA. 
 "Circle Logic" May 18th – June 5th
http://www.labrea.bgartdealings.com/


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 

 "Night Circus" SMOCA fundraiser . Night Circus is an exciting new benefit gala that raises funds to support the mission and vision of SMoCAto benefit the Museum, its exhibitions and arts education/outreach programs. I donated my painting "Horizontal stabilizer six pack" 25.5 x 72. to be auctioned to support the museum.

Tucson Museum of Art "Art+The Machine" 

Paintings and works on paper from the permanent collection. Oct 13, 2012-Jul 14,2013.

Gebert Contemporary on Main  

"Love is what you make it out to be 2013 72 x 72 Mixed Media Collage on Canvas" on display in their gallery in Scottsdale.


 2012

  JP Morgan Chase Collection
received one of my original silkscreen prints as recognition for Business at the 31st Governor’s Arts Awards for a business that has greatly impacted the arts in Arizona.
 
Latino Perspectives Magazine 
in February did a review of my work, Culture Seen online magazine did an interview and Daniel Rolnik in Los Angeles did a studio visit review for argot & Ochre in Los Angeles California. Links are posted in my blog under the tab “ What is New!” or go to this link http://www.faustofernandez.blogspot.com/p/what-is-new.html


 "Lengthen Floral Rectangle, 2007” was displayed and included in the exhibition PAPER. In 2009 this painting was accepted in the permanent collection at the museum as a gift from the Bradley private collection.

McNay Museum of Art studio visit posted on the museum blog



A review from their visit is posted on the blog from The McNay Museum of Art 
http://www.mcnayartmuseum.org/blogs/2013/03/28/california-dreamin/ 

ARGOT & OCHRE 
Studio visit 
Los Angeles California

http://aopublic.com/blog/2012/06/studio-visit-with-fausto-fernandez/



Phoenix Art Museum "PAPER" May 26- September 23, 2012


The 31st Governor’s Arts Awards
Cree Zischke, Community Relations Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Receiving my print as recognition for the 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards for Business
The 31st Governor’s Arts Awards, over 500 people were in attendance to celebrate the 81 nominees. Eight awards were given to individuals, businesses, organizations and educators who have greatly impacted the arts in Arizona. My print was given as a business award to JP Morgan Chase Bank. JP Morgan Chase strives to increase community access to rich cultural resources that foster creativity, promote self-expression, celebrate diversity and strengthen the environment. They hold one of the world's most established corporate art collections.

Culture seen artist interview 
Lisa Marie Sipe Interviewed me for Culture seen before my move to Los Angeles, CA. 
http://www.cultureseen.com/2012/02/29/artist-interview-fausto-fernandez/

Latino perspectives 
"Living the prolific life" Latino Perspectives. This Article appears on February 2012 on LPM under Vibe. A review of my work in 2011. 
arts-culture/vibe/living-the-prolific-life-12847


 2011


University of Arizona Museum of Art: The border project. Group show.
November 17, 2011- March 11, 2012


My painting "Demographic Fabric of America, 2009" will be on display in the exhibition "The Border
Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes, and Lifescapes" at the University of Arizona Museum



Video game representation of a zombie pinata for a group show in Nuevo León, Mexico.

La piñata zombie asesina
Mixed media collage on canvas. 2x3ft. 2011

A video game studio in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico is working on the second video game for the Ipad. The first one is for " Bicentenario 2010: Los Héroes de México" for the Ipad and was # 2 in Mexico in Ipad last year. They asked me if i can represent a zombie piñata for a zombie piñata show in Monterrey, Nuevo León, to be diplayed the day of the opening of the video game, for publicity. This is the original and the reproduction will be on display the day of the event. The video game "Zombie piñata" will be available for the Ipad and the Iphone. http://neggi.mx/





Artist Interview: Fausto Fernandez
January 25th, 2011

Channel 8 Horizonte PBS the interview

The Scottsdale Public Art Program permanent collection.

The 3 portraits of me with my installation in Scottsdale Arizona by Marilyn Szabo are now part of The Scottsdale Public Art Program permanent collection.


Photograph by Marilyn Szabo #4-11.
Available 20x24