Candida Alvarez

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A kiss, 2009 Acrylic On Cotton Dinner Napkin 20 X 19 Inches © Candida Alvarez
A star 2, 2010 Acrylic And Pencil On Cotton Dinner Napkin 20 X 19 Inches © Candida Alvarez
Lemonade, 2010 Oil, Acrylic, Galkyd, Fabric Flower On Panel 25 1/2 X 20 In. © Candida Alvarez
A cry 2, 2010 Acrylic On Cotton Dinner Napkin 20 X 19 Inches © Candida Alvarez
Villalba (dec) d-1, 2008 Pencil On Vellum 12 X 9 In. © Candida Alvarez
od, 2009 Acrylic On Panel 20 X 25 In. © Candida Alvarez
Ballyvaughan 4, 2005 Acrylic, Pencil On Vellum 12 X 9 In. © Candida Alvarez
Boogie Tonight 1, 2011 Pencil On Vellum 35 1/4 X 23 In. © Candida Alvarez
Purple Passion Oil, Pencil, Powdered Pigment, Galkyd On Panel 25 1/2 X 20 In. © Candida Alvarez
bs, 2010 Oil On Panel 14" X 11" © Candida Alvarez
Arroz amargo, 2009 Acrylic, Pencil On Canvas 84 X 72 Inches © Candida Alvarez
da da dahlia , 2008 Acrylic, Oil On Canvas 84 X 72 Inches © Candida Alvarez
A flag, 2009 Acrylic On Cotton Dinner Napkin 20 X 19 Inches © Candida Alvarez
Somewhere Inside, 2005 Acrylic On Panel 22 X 22 In. © Candida Alvarez
© Candida Alvarez
© C. Alvarez
Black Cherry Pit, 2009 Oil On Canvas 6 X 7 Ft © Courtesy of the artist and Hyde Park Art Center
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Yale University School of Art (MFA, 1997)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1981)
Fordham University (BA, 1977)


2011       Black  Peregrine Program, Chinatown, Chicago
2003       Paradise   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002       I Will Always Remember You   TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
1996       New/Now   New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT
1993       Polyptychs   June Kelly Gallery, NY; catalogue
               Paintings: 1990-1992   Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
1992       Recent Paintings   The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY  
1991       Paintings and Works on Paper   The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
1990       John Street Series   Galerie Schneiderei, Cologne, Germany; catalogue
1989       Paintings and Drawings  June Kelly Gallery, NY
1985       Exit Art  The First World, NY
1983       The Hybrid Series  Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
               Cows and Other Things  The Cayman Gallery, NYC


2011        Deep Black, SNO, Sidney, Australia
2010        Hangin Together Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007        The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan   Western Michgan University in Kalamazoo (curated by James Yood)
                Exquisiste Crisis & Encounters  New York University A/P/A Institute; curated by Yong Soon Min
2006        Black Now  Longwood Arts Project, Bronx; curated by Fred Wilson
                Faculty Sabbatical ExhibitionBetty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
                Bronx Bound   Lehman College Art Gallery, NYC
                TakeOver  The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
2005        All the Things We Love   Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
2004        Yard Sale   Track House, Chicago, IL
2003        Scenery  Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (July 17 – August 16)
                Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art  Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
2001        Talking to Myself, Cultural Fantasy and Domestic Conditions  Porter-Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000        Words-Objects-Acts   Museum of the City of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia; catalogue
                Out of Line; Drawings by Illinois Artists   Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
                Snapshot: An Exhibition of Snapshots Portraying Intimate or Family Photos Contemporary Museum, Balatimore, MD
                Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition  Chicago Cultural Center and Miami Art Museum
1999        Choice 99  Exit Art, New York, NY
                Selected Works From the Permanent Collection  The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
                Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition  The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Catalogue; traveled to Chicago Cultural Center and Miami Art Museum
1998        Fellowhip Exhibition  Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
                Postmark International  Artspace, New Haven, CT
1997        Heaven – Private View  P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
1996        Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists  The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; traveled to National Academy of Design; catalogue
                Creative Artists Network: Selections 1984-1996  Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995        Artists Talk Back: Visual Conversations with El Museo, Reaffirming Spirituality  El Museo Del Barrio, NY
1993        Paintings 1982-1992  Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
                Contemporary Public Art in the Bronx  Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
                My/Self; Your/Other: Women, Art & Identity  Contact Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY
1992        Uncommon Ground; 23 Latin American Artists  The College at New Paltz Art Gallery, NY
1991        Third International Bienal of Painting Cuenca  Ecuador; catalogue
1990        Working on Paper: Contemporary American Drawing  The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; catalogue
1989        Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women  The Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, NY; traveled to The Blum-Helman Gallery, NY; catalogue and video
                The Blues Aesthetic  The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
1988         Introductions  The June Kelly Gallery, NY
                Treasures from the Permanent Collection 1970-1987  The Studio Museum Harlem, NY
                Autobiography, In Her Own Image  Intar Gallery, NY; catalogue; traveled to Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, and Mills College Art Gallery, Okland, CA
1987         Masters and Pupils: The Education of the Black Artist in New York  The Jamaica Art Center, NY. Brochure.
                 Latina Art Showcase ’87 Showcase  Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL; catalogue
1986         New Visions  Soho 20, NY
                 Rutgers National 85/86: Works on Paper  Rutgers University, NJ; catalogue
                 22nd University of Delaware Biennial  University of Delaware, DE; catalogue
1985         Artists-In-Residence Exhibition  The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
                 Surfacing Images: A Selection of Works on Paper  The Bronx Museum of the Arts Satellite Gallery at Hostos, NY
                 American Women in Art: Works on Paper  United Nations International Women’s Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Catalogue.
                 Surplus  Exit Art, NY; catalogue
                 Honey! I’m Home  The Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX
1984         New Sensibilities  The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
                 Selections  The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1983         Books Alive  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
                 The Regentrified Jungle  Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; catalogue
1982         27th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art  Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; catalogue
1980         Art for Public Spaces: Proposals/Solutions  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
                 International Studio and Workspace Program  P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, Queens
                 Art for Public Spaces: Proposals/Solutions  Pratt Intitute, Brooklyn, NY
1979         Recollections: Candida Alvarez and Vincent Smith  The Brooklyn Museum, NY
1978         Confrontation, Ambiente y Espacio  El Museo Del Barrio, NYC, Sept 9-Oct 9


2010         SAIC, Interim Graduate Dean, Professor Painting and Drawing
1998         SAIC, The Department of Painting and Drawing, Professor   
1997         Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Lecturer
                 Yale University School of Art, Teaching assistant
1996         Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Drawing Studio
1994         Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Visiting Artist, Lecturer
1994         Cooper Union, NY, Summer Art Instructor


The Whitney Museum of American Art
American Telephone and Telegraph, NYC
Bellvue Hospital Center, NYC
Cumberland Hospital, NYC
El Museo Del Barrio, NYC
The Readers Digest, NYC
North General Hospital, NYC
The German Consulate, Philadelphia, PA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC
The Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
The Printmaking Workshop, NYC
The University of Delaware, DE


The MTA of New York, 2006
B is for the Birds
Faceted Glass Windows on elevated track station
Bronx River East Station, NY

The School Construction Authority, 1994
What Do You See?
Faceted Glass Windows
Six Windows each 6ft x 12ft, Atrium
IS 206A Middle School, NYC

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