Alonsa Guevara

Alonsa Guevara /   Alonsa Guevara Aliaga

Chile 1986

Painting

www.alonsaguevara.com

Alonsa Guevara
Alonsa Guevara Aliaga
Female
Chile
1986
December 21, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Alonsa Guevara is a Chilean artist whose work explores the complexity of nature, blending South American visuals with the manic NY City.

Alonsa was born in Rancagua, Chile. She spent first seven years of her life in the middle of the Ecuadorian tropical forest. Surrounded by that magnificent environment, Guevara developed a strong fascination by the light, nature and colors.

Alonsa Guevara’s Ceremonies

Alonsa Guevara - After my Ceremony, 2015
Alonsa Guevara – After my Ceremony, 2015

Alonsa Guevara earned her BFA at the Pontific Catholic University of Chile. Her next step was to move to New York where she received a MFA at the New York Academy of Art. During her studies, she was awarded with the Terra Foundation Residency in Giverny, France, the Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship, as well as the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. In 2015, Alonsa was even granted the Academy’s Fellowship award.

This artist works primarily with oil paint to evoke one world originating somewhere between fantastical and believable. All of her paintings are full of meticulously crafted details which all have only one aim: to illustrate her obsession with realism and mimesis.

Siblings Ceremony

Alonsa Guevara - Siblings Ceremony, 2015
Alonsa Guevara – Siblings Ceremony, 2015

These lush paintings scrutinize the concept of beauty, and abundance. But above all, Alonsa continuously explores the concept of a strong desire. By using familiar object like fruit, for example, or flowers and insects she creates still life artworks full of fantasy. Alonsa also processes themes like trompe l’oeil, magical worlds, female archetypes, eroticism and even death.

Guevara admires artists such as Christian Rex Van Minnen, Julie Heffernan, Luis Meléndez, Frans Snyders and John Singer Sargent. She has participated in more than 30 individual and group exhibitions and was recently named one of Time Out New York’s five most important new artists.

This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery from new York, where she held an exhibition titled Three Women (2015), together with Nadine Faraj and Patty Horing.

Alonsa Guevara lives in New York’s Bay Ridge, working in Tribeca as part of the New York Academy of Art’s fellowship program.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Take Home a NudeSotheby’s, Manhattan, NY, USAGroup
2015Three WomenAnna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015Fellows 2015Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
20159th Annual Summer ExhibitionFlowers Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015Small WorksNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USAGroup
2015NEW WORK NEW YORKWilliamsburg, NY, USAGroup
2015Art to the AvenueGreenwich, CT, USAGroup
2015Tribeca Ball 2015New York Academy of Art,Manhattan, NY, USAGroup
2015ProtinusDacia Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015Deck the WallsNew York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY, USAGroup
2015Take Home a NudeSotheby’s, New York, NY,USAGroup
2015MFA Thesis ShowNew York Academy of Art, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015Hudson Rising Launch Event201 Mulberry St, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015GivernyNew York Academy of Art, New York, NY, USAGroup
2015Tribeca Ball 2014New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY, USAGroup
2014Paper GirlsMuchmore’s, Williamsburg, NY, USASolo
2014Over SkinGunMetal Ink, Bridgeport, CT, USASolo
2013FUGITIVASExpressiones Cultural Center,New London, CT, USASolo
2013Take Home a NudeSotheby’s, New York, NY, USAGroup
2013Deck the WallsNew York Academy of Art, New York, NY, USAGroup
2013Mini Mountains & SpacesNew York Academy of Art, New York, NY, USAGroup
2013Single FairRH Gallery, New York,NY, USAGroup
2013Tribeca Ball 2013New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY, USAGroup
2012My Hero Gala by AID FOR AIDS International10 Debroses St, New York, NY, USAGroup
2012Deck the Walls & HeadsNew York Academy of Art, New York, NY,USAGroup
2012LatintempoVisual Art Sur private exhibition,Greenwich, CT, USASolo
2012Visual PassportThe Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, USAGroup
2011FEASTThe Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, USAGroup
2011Deck the HallsHarbour Towers, New London, CT, USAGroup
2011Night of Art: cultural and charity eventHyatt Hotel, Santiago,ChileGroup
2011Art in the tableLilies Golf Club, Rancagua, ChileGroup
2010Bicentennial Contest of RengoRengo, ChileGroup
2010Where There's SmokeMuseum Casa Colorada Santiago, Santiago ChileGroup
2010The Wine´s EnvironmentLas Niñas Vineyard, Santa Cruz, ChileSolo
2009Women's ImprintCultural Center of La Reina: Casona Nemesio AntunezSolo
2009The Culture Begins at HomeLirios Golf Club, Rancagua, ChileSolo
2009Night of Art, cultural and charity eventSheraton Hotel, Santiago, ChileGroup
2009LiliesLilies Golf Club, Rancagua, ChileGroup
2008Mouse’s Head: Young Art Contest IIIMuseum of Visual Arts, Santiago, ChileGroup
2008Live ArtMuseum of Fine Arts,Santiago de ChileGroup
2008Second HandChacras de Coria Museum, Mendoza,ArgentinaGroup
2008Night of Art: cultural and charity eventHotel Sheraton, Santiago de ChileGroup
2008Labyrinths of Love and EroticismCultural Center of La Reina, Santiago de ChileGroup
2008Perspectives on the CanvasAna Cortés Studio, UMCE, Santiago de ChileGroup
20074+ iiRegional Museum of Rancagua, Rancagua, ChileGroup
2006Open SchoolPontificia Universidad Católida de Chile, Santiago,ChileGroup
2003Sewell World HeritageRegional Museum of Rancagua, Rancagua, ChileGroup