Alonsa Guevara is a New York-based artist originally from Rancagua, Chile. Her paintings are a window to an imaginary universe where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. Guevara’s work explores questions of womanhood, identity and belonging while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature.
Her main inspiration derives from the experiences of living in three different countries, and is especially impacted by the formative memories of her childhood spent living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family.
After living in Ecuador for seven years, Alonsa moved back to Chile to receive her BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2009. In 2011, she moved to New York to complete the MFA Program at the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 and received the Academy's Fellowship award in 2015.
Alonsa's work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC Magazine, VICE, among others and has exhibited internationally, including China, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina and Chile. Her most recent solo show Apparitions was in February 2021 at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC.
Episode 10 – Art as a Celebration: Interview with Alonsa Guevara.
In this fun episode of the Art & Cocktails Podcast, I have a great conversation with Ekaterina Popova, and I talk about my experience of growing up in Chile/Ecuador, how was the journey of moving to New York and how I developed my career as a full-time artist.
Episode 117 – Alonsa Guevara : The Fruit of Life
In this exciting episode of the John Dalton gently does it...Podcast, I chat with John and dig deep into my artistic practice while answering many listeners' questions. Hear all about my art studio secrets, painting tips, my beliefs as an optimistic human being and the meaning behind my work.
2014 Master in Fine Arts, MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA.
2008 Bachelor of Arts, BFA, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
SCHOLARSHIPS - AWARDS - RESIDENCIES:
2021 The Blue Review Art Prize.
2020 Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program at West Nottingham Academy.
2014 New York Academy of Art Fellowship 2015.
2013 The Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship.
2013 Terra Foundation Residency, Giverny, France.
2013 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.
2011 First place award, "FEAST" Contest at the Stamford Art Association, CT, USA.
2010 First place award, Bicentennial Contest of Rengo, Rengo, Chile.
2007 Scholarship of Honor, PUC, Chile.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2022 The Calling, Four You Gallery.
2021 Apparitions, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2020 Alumbrados por la misma Luna, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY, USA.
2018 Espíritu, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2016 Ceremonies, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2013 FUGITIVAS, Expressiones Cultural Center, New London, CT, USA.
2009 Women's Imprint, Cultural Center of La Reina: Casona Nemesio Antunez.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2022 No Nature, Bronx Council on the Arts, New York, NY, USA.
2021 3Dimensional, Gallery Pousen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Blue Review Art Prize, Sugarlift, New York, NY, USA.
2020 Apocalypse Now, Gallery Pousen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
WOMAN, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL, Canada.
SIT STILL: Self-portraits in the age of distraction, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
Prelude to A Dream, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
2019 Ingenuity, Norwood, New York, NY, USA.
2018 Beyond Figuration, Cheng Xi Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
New York State of Mind, X Gallery, Dalian, China.
Mother and Children, Sugarlift Gallery, NY, USA.
12th Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2017 Punto de Fuga, Arca Mexico Gallery and Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal, Mexico City, Mexico.
About Face, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY, USA.
Pallete, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, USA.
28 Grams, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, The Untitled Space gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2016 DUETS, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
INSTALARITY, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA, USA.
Point of Origin, The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
Between Us, The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2015 Three Women, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
Global Art, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, USA.
Small Works, Museum Shop at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA.
2014 Protinus, Dacia Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2013 Single Fair, RH Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2011 Ruta Artenlamesa, Spanish Cultural Center, Rancagua, Chile.
2010 Where There's Smoke, Museum Casa Colorada Santiago, Santiago Chile.
2008 Mouse’s Head: Young Art Contest III, Museum of Visual Arts, Santiago, Chile.
Live Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile.
Second Hand, Chacras de Coria Museum, Mendoza, Argentina.
2021 Katherine Hudak, Where Humans and Nature Become One: The Vibrant Works of Alonsa Guevara, Arts Help, Oct 17.
2021 Constanza Falco Raez, Alonsa Guevara | Solo Exhibitions at Anna Zorina Gallery, Flaunt Magazine, February 18.
2021 Alicia Puig, Alonsa Guevara "Apparitions" At Anna Zorina Gallery, Create! Magazine, February 3.
2020 Grace Ebert, "Circular Paintings Expose the Fleshy Innards of Halved Oranges, Pomegranates, and Other Fruits", Colossal, October 16.
2020 Rebecca Martin, "Alonsa Guevara: Cornudopia for the senses", Metal Magazine, October.
2020 Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig, “The Complete Smartist Guide: Essential Business and Career Tips for Emerging Artists”, August 24.
2020 Liz Adams, “20 Most Important Female Artists of 2020”, The Blue Review, March.
2020 Sarah Cascone, “9 of the Most Wildly Creative Ways That Artists Transformed an Office Building Into an Art Wonderland for SPRING/BREAK 2020”, Artnet News, March 4.
2018 Ekaterina Popova, “The Beauty and complexity of the natural world”, Create! Magazine, December Issue.
2018 Jane C Hervey, "How Alonsa Guevara navigates social media, taboos and sustaining her art", Forbes, July 8th.
2018 Jake Goldbas, "Alonsa Guevara Review", Jiveflash, May 24th.
2018 Kim Power, “5 Visionary Shows To See This Spring”, The Blue Review, May 23rd
2018 Marcela Catalán, “Rancagüina abre exposición individual en Galería Anna Zorina de NYC”, El Rancagüino, May 17th.
2017 Claudia Romeo, “Artist who lived in a rainforest for 7 years paints incredible fruit portraits”, Business Insider, November 30th.
2017 Ekaterina Popova, "Alonsa Guevara: Desire and Painting The Paradoxes of Life", Create Magazine, Oct 4th.
2017 Annie Armstrong, "These Full-Filled Paintings are Ripe (in more ways than one)", Creators VICE, June 25th.
2017 Stephanie Eckardt, “See how 15 Women Artists are reacting to Donald Trump”, W Magazine, January 7th.
2016 Yacine Fall, "Art Zealous’ 30 Under 30-ish: Part 1", Art Zealous, September 20th.
2016 Andy Smith, "Alonsa Guevara’s Lush Oil Paintings Offer Imaginary Rites", Hi-Fructose Magazine, August 25th.
2016 John O’Hern, “Artistic Expressions”, American Art Collector, May issue.
2015 (T)here Magazine, Volume 15, New York, October.
2015 Lisa Marsova, "Threw Woman at Anna Zorina Gallery". Arte Fuse, New York, NY, September 22nd.
2015 Anika D, "Threw Woman exhibition at Anna Zorina Gallery - Nadine Faraj, Alonsa Guevara, Patty Horing". Wide Walls, New York, NY, September.
2015 René Soto, "Alonsa Guevara", Latin Colors Magazine, Stamford, CT, August.
2015 Sabrina Wirth, Labouring over Fruit", Art Wirth, New York, NY, August 3rd.
2015 Howard Halle and Heather Corcoran, "New York's most important New Artists", Time Out NYC Magazine, New York, NY, June 16Tth.
2015 Carlos Ampuero, Patricia Novoa, Francisco Schwember, “Pintura Chilena Contemporánea: Práctica y desplazamientos disciplinares desde la Escuela de Arte UC”, July 30th.
2014 Gerhard Maier, “Contemporary Art New York: New Gallery Shows On Lower East Side”, DriveByCuriosity, October 26th.
2014 Natalia Sasso, RevistaM, Las Últimas Noticias, Chile, March 14th.
2013 Sharma Howard, “Alonsa Guevara shows a new brand of beauty”, The Day, New London, CT, February 22nd.
2013, Andy Thea, “Scribble Artist interview with Alonsa Guevara”, Scribble Blog, December 9th.
Majudia Collection, Montreal.
New York Academy of Art Permanent Collection.
Numerous Private collections.