Alonsa Guevara (b. 1986, Rancagua, Chile) is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California.
Guevara holds an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art (2014), and a BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2009).
She works primarily through paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her work explores questions of womanhood, identity, and belonging while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature.
She has been awarded numerous grants and residencies including Tashkeel Art Residency in Dubai, the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program at WNA, USA, the Academy's Fellowship Award in 2015, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.
Alonsa's work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC, VICE, and The National News UAE, among others and has exhibited internationally, including China, the UAE, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina, and Chile. Her most recent solo show Counting Leaves was in April 2023 at Tashkeel Gallery Alserkal, in Dubai.
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.
1986, Rancagua, Chile.
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.
GRANTS - AWARDS - RESIDENCIES:
2022 Tashkeel Artist and Residence 2022 - 2023, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE.
2021 The Blue Review Art Prize, USA.
2020 Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program at West Nottingham Academy, USA.
2017 Cuttyhunk Island Residency, USA.
2014 New York Academy of Art Fellowship 2015, USA.
2013 The Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship, USA.
2013 Terra Foundation Residency, Giverny, France.
2013 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, Canada.
2011 First place award, “FEAST", Stamford Art Association, USA.
2010 First place award, Bicentennial Art of Rengo, Rengo, Chile.
2007 Scholarship of Honor, Catholic University of Chile, Chile.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 Counting Leaves, Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba, Dubai.
2021 Apparitions, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York.
2020 Alumbrados por la Misma Luna, Spring/Break Art Show, New York.
2018 Espíritu, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York.
2016 Ceremonies, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York.
2013 FUGITIVAS, Expressiones Cultural Center, New London, CT.
2009 Women's Imprint, Cultural Center of La Reina: Casona Nemesio Antunez, Chile.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*Upcoming)
2022 New York Latin American Art Triennial, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York.
2022 Made in Tashkeel, Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba, Dubai.
2022 No Nature, Bronx Council on the Arts, New York.
2021 3Dimensional, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen.
2021 The Blue Review Art Prize, Sugarlift, New York.
2020 Apocalypse Now, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen.
2020 WOMAN, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, Canada.
2020 SIT STILL: Self-portraits in the age of distraction, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York.
2020 Prelude to A Dream, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX.
2018 New York State of Mind, X Gallery, Dalian, China.
2018 Mother and Children, Sugarlift Gallery, New York.
2018 Beyond Figuration, Cheng Xi Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
2017 Punto de Fuga, Arca Mexico Gallery and Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal, Mexico City.
2017 About Face, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY.
2017 PALETTE, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.
2017 28 Grams, Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
2017 UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, The Untitled Space gallery, New York.
2016 DUETS, Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
2016 INSTALARITY, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA.
2016 Point of Origin, The Lodge Gallery, New York.
2016 Between Us, The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2015 Global Art, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, USA.
2015 Three Women, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2015 Fellows 2015, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2015 9th Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
2015 Small Works, National Museum of Women in the Arts’s Art Shop, Washington, DC, USA.
2014 Protinus, Dacia Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.
2011 FEAST, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, USA.
2011 Ruta Artenlamesa, Spanish Cultural Center, Rancagua, Chile.
2010 Where There's Smoke, Museum Casa Colorada Santiago, Santiago Chile.
2008 Mouse’s Head, Museum of Visual Arts, Santiago, Chile.
2008 Live Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile.
2008 Second Hand, Chacras de Coria Museum, Mendoza, Argentina.
2008 Labyrinths of Love and Eroticism, La Reina Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile.
2007 “4 + ii”, Regional Museum of Rancagua, Rancagua, Chile.
2003 Sewell World Heritage, Regional Museum of Rancagua, Rancagua, Chile.
SELLECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2022 Purva Grover, Dubai: The stage of cultural diversity, Khaleej Times News Paper, UAE, July 25.
2022 Linsa Alhorani, Alonsa Guevara: My Work celebrates the cycle of life, Sayidati Magazine, Dubai, June Issue.
2021 Katherine HUD, 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", 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, Book: “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 3.
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, Ekaterina Popova, Art as a Celebration: Podcast Interview with Alonsa Guevara, Create Magazine, July 26.
2018 Jane C Hervey, "How Alonsa Guevara navigates social media, taboos and sustaining her art”, Forbes, July 8.
2018 Jake Goldbas, "Alonsa Guevara Review", Jiveflash, May 24.
2018 Kim Power, “5 Visionary Shows To See This Spring”, The Blue Review, May 23.
2018 Marcela Catalán, “Rancagüina abre exposición individual en Galería Anna Zorina de NYC”, El Rancagüino News Paper, May 17.
2017 Claudia Romeo, “Artist who lived in a rainforest for 7 years paints incredible fruit portraits”, Business Insider, November 30.
2017 Ekaterina Popova, "Alonsa Guevara: Desire and Painting The Paradoxes of Life", Create Magazine, Oct 4.
2017 Annie Armstrong, "These Full-Filled Paintings are Ripe (in more ways than one)", Creators VICE, June 25.
2017 Stephanie Eckardt, “See how 15 Women Artists are reacting to Donald Trump”, W Magazine, January 7.
2016 Yacine Fall, "Art Zealous’ 30 Under 30-ish: Part 1", Art Zealous, September 20.
2016 Andy Smith, "Alonsa Guevara’s Lush Oil Paintings Offer Imaginary Rites", Hi-Fructose Magazine, August 25.
2016 John O’Hern, “Artistic Expressions”, American Art Collector, May issue.
2015 (T)here Magazine, Volume 15, New York, October Issue.
2015 Lisa Marsova, "Threw Woman at Anna Zorina Gallery”, Arte Fuse, New York, NY, September 22.
2015 Anika D, "Threw Woman exhibition at Anna Zorina Gallery”, Wide Walls, New York, NY, September.
2015 René Soto, "Alonsa Guevara", Latin Colors Magazine, Stamford, CT, August Issue.
2015 Sabrina Wirth, “Labouring over Fruit”, Art Wirth, New York, NY, August.
2015 Howard Halle and Heather Corcoran, "New York's most important New Artists", Time Out NYC Magazine, New York, NY, June 16.
2015 Carlos Ampuero, Patricia Novoa, Francisco Schwember, Book: “Pintura Chilena Contemporánea: Práctica y desplazamientos disciplinares desde la Escuela de Arte UC”, July 30.
2014 Gerhard Maier, “Contemporary Art New York: New Gallery Shows On Lower East Side”, DriveByCuriosity, October 26.
2014 Kate Messinger, “Best of MFA Grands: New York Academy of Art”, The Wild, May 29.
2014 Natalia Sasso, Revista M, Las Últimas Noticias, Chile, March 14.
2013 Sharma Howard, “Alonsa Guevara shows a new brand of beauty”, The Day News Paper, New London, CT, February 22.
2013 Andy Thea, “Scribble Artist interview with Alonsa Guevara”, Scribble, December 9.
2011 María Dolores Jaramillo, “Trayectoria Cultural”, Tell Magazine, Chile, November Issue.
Majudia Collection, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal.
New York Academy of Art Permanent Collection.
Numerous Private Collections.