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Juana Alicia

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20111230215020-nopal_de_resistencia_low_res_for_web
Nopal de Resisitencia, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © Juana Alicia ©2011 All Rights Reserved
20111230214720-mayan_scribe_mag_background
Mayan Scribe, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60"
20111230214852-color_sketch_for_mayan_scribe
Sketch for Stanford Centro Chicano Mural, Mayan Scribe, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36" © Juana Alicia ©2011 All Rights Reserved
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Spill, 2010 Pencil on Paper 20" X 30"
20111230214317-spill_color_sm
Spill, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36"
20111230215205-sirenasm
Sirena, 2010 Silk Screen Monoprint With Pastel 18" X 24" © Juana Alicia ©2010 All Rights Reserved
20111231071555-la_musica_a_colors
La Música y El Mar, color drawing, 2009 Pastel on Paper 24" X 60" © Juana Alicia & Tirso Araiza ©2009 All Rights Reserved
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La Música y El Mar, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 8' X 16' © Juana Alicia & Tirso Araiza ©2010 All Rights Reserved
20111231071117-atl_sm
La Música y El Mar, detail of atl, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 1' X 2' © Juana Alicia & Tirso Araiza ©2010 All Rights Reserved
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La Música y El Mar, detail of cape, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas Detail Size, 1' X 2'
20111231223319-me_gano_el_calor2
Me Ganó El Calor, 2007 Pastel on Paper © Juana Alicia ©2007 All Rights Reserved
20111231072338-gemelos
Gemelos, 2007 Cast Cement, Embossed Stucco, Painted Steel 12’ X 50’ © Juana Alicia & Tirso Araiza ©2007 All Rights Reserved
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Gemelos, 2007 Cast Cement, Embossed Stucco, Painted Steel 12’ X 50’ © Juana Alicia & Tirso Araiza ©2010 All Rights Reserved
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JUSTICE FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL SPEAKS FROM DEATH RO, 2006 Pastel on Paper, Mural Design 23" X 52 1/2" © Juana Alicia ©2006 All Rights Reserved
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Detail, JUSTICE FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL SPEAKS FROM DEATH ROW, 2006 Pastel on Paper 23" X 52 1/2" © Juana Alicia ©2006 All Rights Reserved
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Sanarte, 2005 Bas Relief Ceramic Tile and Cementacious Inlaid Sidewalk 25' X 100' and 15' X 60'
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Sanarte, Traditions Mural, 2005 Bas Relief Ceramic Tile and Cementacious Inlaid Sidewalk 10' X 12'
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Sanarte, 2005 Bas Relief Ceramic Tile and Cementacious Inlaid Sidewalk 10' X 12' © Juana Alicia ©2005 All Rights Reserved
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Sanarte, 2005 Cementacious Inlaid Sidewalk 15' X 60' © Juana Alicia ©2005 All Rights Reserved
20111230215457-2
Pasajeros/Travelers 1, 2005 Pastel on Paper 36” X 72”
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Don't Look Back, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 48" © Juana Alicia ©2005
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Sketch, 2003 Mixed Media on Paper 25"x70" © Juana Alicia ©2003 All Rights Reserved
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Center, Sketch, 2003 Ink, Paint, Mixed Media on Paper Detail Size: 10" X 20"
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 25' X 70' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
20111231041419-llorona__center_
La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Center, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 40' X 25' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
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Detail of Chalchihuitlicue, La Llorona's Sacred Waters, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco Detail: 8' X 60'
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Face, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 3' X3'
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Desaparecida, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 1' X 2' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
20111231060913-llorona_patas
La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Feet, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco Detail Size: 10' X 15' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
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La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Cochabamba, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 3' X 4' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
20111231040217-llorona_narmada
La Llorona's Sacred Waters, Detail of Narmada River, 2004 Acrylic on Stucco 8' X 10' © Juana Alicia ©2004 All Rights Reserved
20111231033100-santuario
Santuario/Sanctuary, 2000 Fresco and Wood Sculpture 19' X 23' © , Juana Alicia (fresco) with Emmanuel Catarino Montoya (sculpture) ©2000
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Santuario/Sanctuary, 2000 Fresco 6' X 10' © , Juana Alicia (fresco) with Emmanuel Catarino Montoya (sculpture) ©2000
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Mayahuel, 1995 Pastel on Paper 36"x 60" © Juana Alicia ©1995 All Rights Reserved
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MaestraPeace Mural, 1994 Acrylic on Stucco 60' X 300' © Juana Alicia, Edythe Boone, Miranda Bergman, Susan Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez, © 1994.
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MaestraPeace Mural, Lapidge Facade, 1994 Acrylic on Stucco 60' X 150' © Juana Alicia, Edythe Boone, Miranda Bergman, Susan Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez, © 1994.
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MaestraPeace Mural, Detail of Lapidge Facade, 1994 Acrylic on Stucco 30' X 75'
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MaestraPeace Mural, Detail of Rigoberta Menchú, Lapidge Facade, 1994 Acrylic on Stucco 20' X 30' © Juana Alicia, Edythe Boone, Miranda Bergman, Susan Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez, © 1994.
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MaestraPeace Mural, Detail of Guatemalan Girl, 1994 Acrylic on Stucco 6' X 10' © Juana Alicia, Edythe Boone, Miranda Bergman, Susan Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez, © 1994.
20111230213730-web-citizen
Citizen, 1990 Pencil on Paper 8"x 10" © Juana Alicia ©1990 All Rights Reserved
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Citizen (fresco), 1997 Fresco 36' X 48" © Juana Alicia ©1997 All Rights Reserved
20111230213507-living-on-the-edge-sm
Living on the Edge, 1990 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60" © Juana Alicia ©1990 All Rights Reserved
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Silent Language of the Soul/Lenguaje Mudo del Alma, photo by Tim Drescher, 1990 Acrylic on Stucco 30' X 300' © Juana Alicia and Susan Cervantes ©1990 All Rights Reserved
20111231073615-silent_language_ja_column
Silent Language of the Soul/Lenguaje Mudo del Alma, 1990 Acrylic on Stucco Detail Size: 10' X 30' © Juana Alicia and Susan Cervantes ©1990 All Rights Reserved
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El Umbral, 1989 Pastel on Paper 60" X 60" © Juana Alicia ©1989 and 2002 All Rights Reserved
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Antes, 1989 Silk Screen Monoprint With Pastel 18" X 24" © Juana Alicia ©1989 All Rights Reserved
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Yo Naturaleza, 1989 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © Juana Alicia ©1989 All Rights Reserved
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Capullo, 1988 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60" © Juana Alicia ©1988 and 2002 All Rights Reserved
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Sobreviviente, 1988 Pastel on Paper 36" X 48" © Juana Alicia ©1988 All Rights Reserved
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Cultura Sin Fronteras, 1988 Acrylic on Stucco 30' X 15' © Juana Alicia with Concha Marina Aparicio, Rosario Alcazar and Julia Coyne ©1988 All Rights Reserved
20111230210619-alto_al_fuego_copy
Ceasefire/Alto al Fuego, 1988/2002 Acrylic on Stucco 10' X 15' © Juana Alicia ©1988 and 2002 All Rights Reserved
20111230202832-harlequin
Harlequin, 1987 Pastel on Paper 36"x 60" © Juana Alicia ©1987 All Rights Reserved
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Auto-vision, 1987 Pastel on Paper 22" X 26" © Juana Alicia ©1987 All Rights Reserved
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Para Las Rosas/For the Roses, 1984 Acrylic on Stucco 24' X 50' © Juana Alicia ©1984 All Rights Reserved
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Para Las Rosas/For the Roses, Detail of Frida Kahlo, 1984 Acrylic on Stucco Detail Size, 1' X 2' © Juana Alicia ©1984 All Rights Reserved
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Para Las Rosas/For the Roses, Detail of Lenny Bruce, 1984 Acrylic on Stucco 4' X 6' © Juana Alicia ©1984 All Rights Reserved
20111230202451-las_lechugueras
Las Lechugueras, photo by Tim Drescher, 1983 Acrylic on Stucco 25' X 70' © Juana Alicia ©1983 All Rights Reserved
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Las Lechugueras, , photo by Martha Edwards, 1983 Acrylic on Stucco 3' X 5' © Juana Alicia ©1983 All Rights Reserved
20111231080646-detail_of_lechugueras_copy
Las Lechugueras, , detail of wome, 1983 Acrylic on Stucco 10' X 12'
20111230210316-chaos_and_order
Chaos and Order, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48" © Juana Alicia Araiza
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Chaos and Order, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48" © Juana Alicia Araiza
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
U.S.A.
Birth year
20th Century
Lives in
Berkeley
Works in
Bay Area
Schools
UC Santa Cruz, 1979, BA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Tags
murals painting drawing, public art painting realism surrealism graffiti/street-art, figurative, sculpture
Statement

Juana Alicia, Artist Statement

 I work in many different media to create both private and public works of art. These include drawing, printmaking, small-format painting, monumental acrylic, fresco, tile and sculptural murals and other sculptural forms.  My work evolved from the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, whose mural renaissance is legendary, to installations in other parts of the U.S. and Latin America. I began painting acrylic murals, and expanded to ceramics, bas relief, cement and metal sculpture. I seek to create more and more architectonic and sculptural works in a cityscape with an increasingly green and sustainable urban vision.

 I feel that it is my responsibility as an artist to be an activist for social justice, human rights and environmental health, and I see the work of parenting and teaching akin to being an artist. I began working as an artist in my teens; coming of age in the human rights movements that included the United Farm Workers and that protested the war in Vietnam.

 I work in many forms and traditions, with a particular dedication to the fresco buono, an ancient painting technique that, practiced all over the world, has endured many centuries. The majority of my public works are in the Bay Area, but I have also painted murals in other parts of the world, including Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico and Managua, Nicaragua. Some of my works are individual and others are collaborative.

 I am most known for my large public murals and mosaic installations created in the U.S. and Latin America. I frequently collaborate with other artists: on the San Francisco Women's Building mural, Maestrapeace: on the Sanctuary/Santuario mural at the San Francisco International Airport with Emmanuel C. Montoya; and on the Gemelos/Twins mural in Mérida, Yucatán, with Tirso Gonzalez Araiza. Araiza and I constitute a collaborative team for public art installations, named Divine Intervention/Intervención Divina.