Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Patricia Fernández Carcedo

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Patricia Fernández Carcedo

Los Angeles, CA

Patricia Fernández Carcedo (b.1980 Burgos, Spain) lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied at Saint Martins College of Art in London (2000), University of California, Los Angeles (2002), and received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2010). She was an Artist in Residence at Forest Island (2018), D-Flat, México (2016), Récollets, Paris (2016), Headlands Center for the Arts (2015), and The City of Bordeaux (2013). She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant (2017), California Community Foundation Fellowship (2011), France Los Angeles Exchange Grant (2012), and Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2010). She has exhibited her work at Commonwealth & Council, the Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and Orange County Museum of Art. Forthcoming exhibitions include Art Basel Positions in Miami (2019) and Not I, a group show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2020).

“Through a complex network of forms and information, I seek to investigate histories and literatures forgotten, misplaced, and buried. My interest in history, a materialization of the forgotten, and the labor-intensive actions of hand-carving, re-writing, and painting, stem from a desire to re-perform the past to better understand the present.”

  • Points of Departure (Between Spain and France), 2014, oil paintings, charcoal, embroidered fabric, hand-written transcripts, documents and photographs on a mahogany shelf, 46 x 72 x 8 inches

  • Box (a proposition for ten years), 2018, hand carved walnut, poplar, drawings, letters, paintings and found objects, dimensions variable

  • And Still (Facing North), 2017, beechwood, metal, ceramics, books, watercolors and other ephemera from Ruedo Ibérico (2017), 8 x 5.5 x 5.5 feet

  • Memory is in Progress, 2017, oil and pencil on walnut dyed linen, 54 x 72 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.