Border Art Residency: Fausto Fernandez
Painter Fausto Fernandez presented new works from his stay at The Border Art Residency at The Station Urban Offices inside the Sotoa Office Lofts Building on April 30. Fausto Fernandez, a Juarez native, received his BFA in painting from UTEP. Having spent several years in Phoenix and Los Angeles, he has numerous public art commissions as well as exhibitions in painting and multi-media to his credit. During his residency he has found representation at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe and worked on an upcoming public project for the city of Los Angeles. His paintings are currently featured in “Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting” at Akron Art Museum, and formerly at the McNay Museum in San Antonio.
The Border Art Residency is located in the rural Mesilla Valley of La Union, New Mexico. It hosts artist, some from international locales, for a ten month stay in a live-in studio environment. Established by Willie Ray Parish in 2000, the BAR is supported by public donations and is in partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation. Artists are selected by a panel of nationally renowned artists, and the focus is on contemporary directions in all media of the arts.