Thursday, April 2, visiting Artist Nereida Garcia-Ferraz will lecture on her recent works,Overlapping History, 2010-2015, currently on exhibition at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the lecture to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Nereida Garcia-Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the following grants: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and in 1998, The Ford Foundation grant in 1994. Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 1985, 1986, 1989 Mac Arthur Foundation Media Grant in 1994 as well as The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000 – 2001.
She has taught at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The San Francisco Art Institute, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also been a resident/visiting artist in many Art Schools and Museums. She currently works at MOCA’s Women on the Rise Program and Miami Art Museum’s Brick X Brick Education Program, working with youth on issues of Urban Design and Architecture, also at the Idea Lab at BASS Art Museum in Miami. Founded The Photography Program at MACLA, San Jose California in 1998.
Her works have been exhibited in numerous Museums and Galleries around the US and abroad.The artist will be talking about how her recent work is making an impact at the upcoming Havana Biennale in May. For the past five years since she left her old studio in Little Havana, Miami, Nereida’s work has evolved from painting large figurative canvasses to working on modular panel drawings that address in her practice, issues like eroding landscapes, architecture, surface deterioration and displacement.
Overlapping History will be on display in the Fine Arts Hall lobby through Monday, April 13. Please contact the Gallery Office at 395-5464 with any questions or concerns.