Alonsa Guevara is a Brooklyn based artist. She was born in Rancagua, Chile. Her paintings blur the lines between fantasy and reality while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature. A big part of her inspiration derives from her childhood spent living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family, growing up surrounded by tropical landscapes and a diverse wildlife.

Alonsa received her BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2009 and moved to New York in 2011. She was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 while being at the MFA Program of the New York Academy of Art, and after graduating she was granted the Academy's Fellowship award 2015.

Alonsa's work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC Magazine, VICE and more, and has been shown internationally including countries like China, Mexico, Chile and many states inside the USA.
Her most recent solo show was in May 2018 at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC.



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EDUCATION:
2012 – 2014   Master in Fine Arts, MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA..

2005 – 2008   Bachelor of Arts, BFA, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.


SCHOLARSHIPS - AWARDS - RESIDENCIES: 

2014   New York Academy of Art Fellowship (2015)

2013   Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.

            The Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship.

            Terra Foundation Residency, Giverny,France.

2011   First place award, "FEAST" Contest, Stamford Art Association, CT, USA.

2010   First place award, Bicentennial Contest, Rengo, Chile.

2007   Scholarship of Honor, Academic Excellence, PUC, Chile.

2005 - 2008  Ministry of Education Scholarship.

2003   Second place award, “Sewell Patrimonio de la Humanidad", plain air painting, Sewell, Chile.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

2018   Espíritu, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

2016   Ceremonies, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, USA. 

2014   Over Skin, GunMetal Ink, Bridgeport, CT, USA.

2013   FUGITIVAS, Expressiones Cultural Center, New London, CT, USA.

2012   Latintempo”, Visual Art Sur, private exhibition, Greenwich, CT, USA.

2010   “The Wine´s Environment”, Las Niñas Vineyard, Santa Cruz, Chile.

2009   “Women's Imprint”, Cultural Center of La Reina: Casona Nemesio Antunez.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

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.  

            Recipe, Vendue Range Charleston, SC, USA.

2017   Punto de Fuga, Arca Mexico Gallery and Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal, Mexico City,  Mexico. 

            Context Art Miami, Anna Zorina Gallery Booth #215, Miami, FL, USA.

            Through the Eyes of an Artist, Panepinto Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA.

            Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            Single Fair, Highline Stages, New York, USA.

            About Face, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY, USA.

            PALETTE, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, USA.

            28 Grams, Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

            UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, The Untitled Space gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.

2016   DUETS, Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

            Context Art Miami, Anna Zorina Gallery Booth #230, Miami, FL, USA.

            INSTALARITY, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA, USA.

            Point of Origin, The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY, USA. 

            Art Southampton, Bridgehampton, NY, USA.          

            From the Academy, Vendue Range Charleston, SC, USA.

            My Favorite Things, Panepinto Galleries, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

            Between Us, The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.

2015   Mementos, Panepinto Galleries, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

            Context Art Miami, Anna Zorina Gallery Booth #35, Miami, FL, USA.

            Global Art, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, USA.

            Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            Three Women, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York,  NY, USA.  

            Fellows 2015, Mark Miller Gallery, New York,  NY, USA.  

            9th Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York,  NY, USA.  

            Small Works, National Museum of Women in the Arts Store, Washington, DC, USA.

            NEW WORK NEW YORK, Williamsburg, NY, USA.

2014   Protinus, Dacia Gallery, Manhattan,  NY, USA.

            Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            MFA Thesis Show, New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            Hudson Rising, 201 Mulberry St, Manhattan, NY, USA.

2013   Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, New York, USA.

            Single Fair, RH Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA.

2012   My Hero Gala,  by AID FOR AIDS International, 10 Debroses St, Manhattan, NY, USA.

            Visual Passport, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, USA.

2011   FEAST, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, USA.

            Deck the Halls, Harbour Towers, New London, CT, USA.

            Night of Art: cultural and charity event. Hyatt Hotel, Santiago, Chile.

            Ruta Artenlamesa, Spanish Cultural Center, Rancagua, Chile.

2010   Bicentennial Contest of Rengo, Rengo, Chile.

            Where There's Smoke, Museum Casa Colorada Santiago, Santiago Chile.

2009   Night of Art: cultural and charity event, Sheraton Hotel, 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.

            Night of Art: cultural and charity event, Hotel Sheraton, Santiago de Chile.

            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.


PUBLICATIONS:

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  Claire Cushman, "Fellows Interviews - Alonsa Guevara",  New York Academy of Art Blogspot, New York, NY, September 8th.

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 Rob Green, "Discover: Alonsa Guevara – Paintings that’ll make your mouth water and your mind wander”. Wall Hop, Toronto, Canada, March 17th.

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 Kate Messinger, “Bestof MFA Grands: New York Academy of Art” , The Wild, May 29th.

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.



COLLECTIONS:

Seavest Collection

Majudia Collection, Montreal.         

New York Academy of Art Permanent Collection.

Numerous Private collections.    

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