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Juan Manuel Fernandez

Juan Fernandez (b. 1980, Grand Rapids, MI) is an artist based in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He has taught as a Photography Instructor at Northern Illinois University and as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Grand Rapids Community College. His work references the perceptions of form, structure, and order in common materials and subject matter. His photographs are in the collection of various private collectors, Columbia College Chicago, and in The Midwest Photographers Project at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL.

He has also been exhibited in numerous national shows including the Rockford Art Museum, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Newspace Center for Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and The Houston Center for Photography. His work is available for purchase, and he is available for commissions.

Bio

Juan and his family live in the far western City of Lights. Where he has a home studio and a home brewery. Feel free to contact him for wet plate portraits, workshops, purchasing artwork, or to taste his beer. Cheers!

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CV

b. 1980   [ Grand Rapids, MI ]

 

Education

 

MFA     2013                               Photography     Northern Illinois University

BFA    2010                                  Photography     Columbia College Chicago (magna cum laude)

AA      2007                                  Photography     Grand Rapids Community College

 

Selected Solo And Two Person Exhibitions

 

2016 Immortals, Two Person Show with Kim Turner, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA

 

2016 Where We Go from Here, Solo show, Waubonsee Community College Aurora Library, Aurora, IL

 

2015 Structured: Primitive Spaces, Two Person show with Jacqueline Moses,

                 Curated by Carrie Johnson / Rockford Art Museum, Open House Contemporary, Chicago, IL

 

2015 Likeness, Wet Plate Photography Solo show, Kane County Chronicle Gallery,

                          Water Street Studios,     Batavia, IL

 

2013 The Aesthetic of Agency, Solo Show, Fourth Street Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

 

2013 The Aesthetic of Agency, Solo Show, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2012  Truth and Being, Two person exhibition with Jason Judd, Plaines Project, Chicago, IL

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017 Curated Group Exhibition, MacLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

 

2016 Banner Project Public Art Exhibition, West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission

             West Chicago, IL juror Nate Mathews

 

2015 DARKROOM, Museum of Contemporary Photography Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

 

         The Trap, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, IN

 

         Sense of Place, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

 

         What's Yours is Mine, Columbia College Chicago Library Alumni on 5 Exhibition, Chicago, IL

 

2014 Editions Chicago, Chicago Artists' Coalition w/ Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

 

         Space Between, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

         Spectacular, DeKalb Are Womens Center, DeKalb, IL

 

         Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

 

2013 Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

         Northern Illinois University Faculty Exhibition, NIU Art MUseum, DeKalb, IL

 

          4th Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

 

         Midwest Contemporary, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

            juried by Karen Irvine and Natasha Egan

 

         19th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

            juror Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor New York Times Magazine

 

         PPAC 4th Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

         Newspace 2013 Juried Exhibition , Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

 

         On the Mend, The Pig and Weasel, Evanston, IL

 

         Rise: Art Showcase, Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, Pilsen, IL

 

         Facade, Solo Show, Morton College, Cicero, IL

 

         1035 Days, Ebersmoore Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2012 Photography Now 2012, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

          juried by Natasha Egan Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography

 

         Rockford Midwestern Biennial, juried by Lisa Stone, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

 

         Migrate, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

         Regional Juried Exhibition IX, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

 

         Lens 2012, juried by Catherine Edelman, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

 

         Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Center Gallery, Wichita, KS

 

         What a Long Night It has Been, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

 

2011 MFA Show, juried by Jeff Crisman, Jack Olson Gallery Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

 

         Filter Photo Festival Exhibition, juried by Barbara DeGenevieve and Christy Karpinski,

           Black Cloud gallery, Chicago, IL

 

         ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Community College Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 

         29th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

             juried by Ariel Shanberg, Director of Center for Photography at Woodstock

 

         Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, Dekalb, IL

            juried by Michael Dinges

 

         Necessary Fictions, Columbia College Chicago, Alumni on 5, Chicago, IL

 

         Lens 2011, juried by Natasha Egan, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

 

         Façades, juried by John Fraser, La Grange Art League, LaGrange, IL

 

2010 Fantastic Landscape, 310conTEMPORARY Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

         MFA Show, juried by Carol Jackson, Jack Olson Gallery Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

 

         In Transit, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

 

2008 Faculty Exhibition West Michigan Center for Arts &Technology , Grand Rapids, MI

 

2005 Regional Arts Competition Lowell Area Arts Council , Lowell, MI

 

2003 Maine Event Workshop, Grand Rapids Community College , Grand Rapids, MI

 

2002 Midwest Student Photographic Exhibition at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Selected Awards / Scholarships / Recognition

 

2016 Accession of work into the RAM, Selection of Efficiency, 2013 to the Rockford Art Museum Collection

 

2015 Renewal to the Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL    A portfolio of my project Facade will be in collection at the museum for a period of three years.

 

2015 Lens Culture Portfolio, Selection to an Invite-only portfolio on LensCulture.com

 

2015 Honorable Mention, The Trap, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, IN

 

2014 Juror, Greenwich Village Art Fari, Rockfor Art Museum, Rockford, IL

 

2013 Best in Show, 4th Anniversary Juried Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

 

2013 Honorable Mention,4th Anniversary Juried Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

 

2012 1st Place, Freeport Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport, IL

 

2012 Selection to the Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

 

2012 Selection to the The Chicago Project, Catherine Edelman Gallery Online Exhibition

 

2011 First Place, Facade, La Grange Art League Regional Juried Art Show

 

2011 1st Runner-Up, Lens 2011 National Juried Show

 

2010 2nd Place, Northern Illinois University MFA Show

 

 

Selected Presentations

2016 Wetplate Collodion Workshop, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

2015 Artist Talk, Professional Practices, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

2015 Handmade Camera Workshop, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

2014  Artist Talk, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

 

2014  Artist Talk, Northern Eastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

2013  Artist Talk, The Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2013  As It Is, Panel Discussion, Freeport Art Museum Freeport, IL

 

2012  Artist Talk, Freeport Art Museum Freeport, IL

 

Publications

2016    Rockford Art Museum Collection Announcement

2014    Rockford Art Museum Artist Talk, Online Video

 

2013  TCPV Profile, The Cyclops Blog, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

          19th Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

 

          The Chicago Project V Exhibition Catalog, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

           Midwest Contemporary Exhibition Catalog, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2012   Freeport Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition Catalog, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

 

          “Further Investigations: Interview with Juan Fernandez.” Make Space Art Blog, Chicago. March 16, 2012

 

           Press Release, Photography Now 2012, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstck, NY

 

           Lens 2012 Exhibition Catalogue, Juror Catherine Edelman, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

 

2011  Lens 2011 Exhibition Catalogue, Juror Natasha Egan, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

 

           Make Space, Online (Jan 2011)

 

Collections

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

 

Rockford Art Museum

 

Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

 

Spectrum Health Private Collection

 

Columbia College Chicago

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