Born 1986, Rancagua, Chile
Lives and works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alonsa Guevara received her BFA from the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago and MFA from the New York Academy of Art in New York City. The artist has exhibited widely in international shows including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Southampton Arts Center, New York, Cheng Xi Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China and Forth Works Art, Fort Worth, TX. Awards and residencies include the Terra Foundation Residency in Giverny, France, the Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship, as well as the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.
I use painting as a tool to create magical worlds that contain my experiences as a woman while offering my personal understanding and appreciation of beauty. In these realms I am able to explore my relationship to pure fantasy and sexual desire. By incorporating fresh and vibrant, rotten and blemished produce, the work represents the full cycle of life, making fertility and fecundity coexist in parallel with decay and death. The addition of memento mori, such as insects, snails and lizards hidden among the lush fruit and flesh further symbolizes the inevitable end of the life cycle.
Alonsa Guevara "Desire"
Film by Jesse Brass and makingartfilms.com