Patricia Fernández

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Born 1980, Burgos, Spain.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
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2010          MFA California Institute of the Arts
2006          MA Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena
2002          BFA University of California, Los Angeles
2000          Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London

Selected Exhibitions
2017          Obra, Malmo, Sweden
Box (a proposition for ten years), Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art
Our is a City of Writers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, Los Angeles
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles

2016          Box (a proposition for ten years), Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles
Memory is in Progress, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles

2015          Cinco caminos de partida, CAB, Museo de Arte de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Box (a proposition for ten years), third year anniversary at LAM Gallery, Los Angeles  
Points of Departure: Five Walks. Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
                  Between Two Worlds, Cal State LA Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2014          Heuristic Memories, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Los Angeles
And Yes, I Even Remember You. Curated by Eric Kim, Aran Cravey Gallery, LA
Ipsum, Edward Cella Gallery, Los Angeles
Paseo de los Melancólicos, LAXART, Los Angeles
                  Box (a proposition for ten years), Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

2013          The Records, David Peterson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
                  Demolition Woman, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange County
                  Heroes, Carter and Citizen Gallery, Los Angeles

2012          A Record of Succession, ltd Los Angeles
                  Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Marc di Suvero’s Peace Tower, Pacific Standard Time Arts Festival, Los Angeles
2011          CUE Art Foundation, Joan Mitchell Recipients, New York
                  Question de Principe(s) /A Matter of Principle(s), curated by N. Grenier

2010          Back To The Old House, Clifton Benevento, New York
                  Patricia Fernandez// Maha Saab, ltd los angeles
GLAMFA, Long Beach Galleries, CSULB
                  Dear Diary: Leslie Dick is not a home, group show, Los Angeles
Wet Paint 2: Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
New Insight, Art Chicago, curated by Susanne Ghez
                  A Series of Antecedents, Thesis Exhibition, D-301, Cal Arts

2009          Still Life Show, 533 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and Mile Post 5, Portland, OR

2008          Make/Shift/Home, Space, Pittsburg, PA
Church Doors, Iglesia Santo Cristo del Olivar, Madrid, Spain
Beachcombers, Little Cakes Gallery, New York

2007          Monster Drawing, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
                  Idyllwild A.I.R Group Show, Riverside Museum of Art

Visiting Lecturer

2018          California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
2017          Otis College of Art And Design
California State University of Long Beach
2016          Academy of Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
Art Center, College of Art and Design, Pasadena
                  TMI Lecture Series, Human Resources, Los Angeles
2015          Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
2014          Cerritos College of Art, Art History Department
Pomona College of Art
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
San Francisco Art Institute
Otis College of Art and Design, Public Practice Program
2013          Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Awards and Residencies

2017          Pollock Krasner Grant
Artist in Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Speranza Foundation, project completion grant
                  Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
2016          Residence de Recollets, Paris, France. French Cultural Institute & City of Paris grant.
D-Flat Residency, Mexico, DF
2015          Lincoln City Fellowship, Speranza Foundation
Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Residency Award
                                    LACA Artist Book Residency, Los Angeles
2014          Viatge de les Arts, Col-loqui Walter Benjamin, MUME & Nau Coclea
Points of Departure, Artist Laboratory, 18th street Arts Residency, Santa Monica
2013          Fondazione Antonio Ratti, CSAV with Matt Mullican, Como, Italy
2012          CCI Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
France Los Angeles Exchange Residency: Grant for a project in Bordeaux
USA Projects Artist Grant
2011          Ruth Chenven Foundation Award
California Community Foundation, Emerging Artist Fellowship
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for Project Completion, New York
2010          Joan Mitchell Grant
2009          Jaques and Natasha Gelman Scholarship
                  Ahmanson Grant, California Institute of the Arts
                  Alumni Travel Grant, California Institute of the Arts
2008          Dean’s Grant, California Institute of the Arts                                   
Artist Project Grant, General Consulate of Spain, NY
2007          Artist in Residence, Paintings Edge, Idyllwild, CA
2006          LA Metro Poster Series Prize: Watts Neighborhood


2017          Memory is in Progress: The Heart. X-TRA Spring 2017, Volume 19, Number 3
                  Boite Editions, From Rue de Latran, #17, Numbered Edition of 250, Milan.
2015          Points of Departure: Five Walks. Risograph Book produced at LACA, Edition of 50
2012          Rue de Latran, New Byzantium Press, Edition of 100
                  Notes on A Record of Succession.  Artist Edition of 25


Morgan, Susan. The Impermanent Architecture at California_Pacific Triennial. KCET, May 2017
Kauffman, V. Outside of Time, Art Journal Open, August 2016.
Martin, V. Historias de una memoria silenciada, El Correo, November 14, 2015.
I.L., Retales de la memoria silenciada, Diario de Burgos, November 14, 2015
Wagley, Cathering. Patricia Fernández’s Points of Departure: Five Walks. LA Weekly. May 12, 2015.
García Vega, Miguel Ángel, Vanity Fair: Arte. Febrero. Arte. No. 78.
Mizota, Sharon. Brief but potent memory: 'And yes, I even remember you' at Aran Cravey. L.A. Times Review. August 22, 2014.
García Vega, Miguel Ángel, Patricia Fernández recupera la memoria del exilio republicano, Blog EL PAIS, August 9, 2014.
Vikram, Anuradha. Patricia Fernández: Translations of Memory. KCET/Artbound. May 2014.
Evans, Ariel. First Look. Art in America, April 2014
Finsel, Dan. The Artists’ Artists. ArtForum’s Best of 2013.
Grabner, Michelle. My Highlights at NADA Miami Beach,, December 2013.
Hanson, B. Wreck it.,The Orange County Register, October 14, 2013
Tuck, Geoff. A Correspondence, Notes of Looking, April 15, 2013.
Whitehead, A. Martine. Review of Box (a proposition for ten years), Art Practical, April 14, 2013. 
Coburn, Tyler. Art Review, exhibition Review: Made in LA. Fall issue.
Myers, Holly. Los Angeles Times, Review: Patricia Fernandez's touchingly eloquent 'Record', June 6, 2012.
Wagley, Catherine. Looking at Los Angeles: Anything but the Kitchen Sink, Art21 blog, June 14.
New Yorker: Arts Pick, January 11, 2011.
Clark, Artemisa. Art Info/Modern Painters. July 8, 2010.


2017-         Advisory Committee, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, LACA
2016-         Translator for Associación para la Recuperación de Memoria Histórica, ARMH, Spain