b. El Paso, Texas 1979
Fausto Fernandez is a mixed media collage artist whose art works include a variety of paintings, public art, and community engagement projects.
Fernandez's artworks are a reflection of his identity challenging the cultural environment in which he was raised along the border of Mexico and the United States. He explores the unique ways in which people communicate and express themselves as individuals within society, and attempt to capture the essential ingredients of wonder that exceed the limits of multicultural border subjects.
His work has been selected for exhibitions at the Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California; McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio; Akron Museum in Ohio; Mesa Contemporary Arts at Arizona’s Mesa Arts Center; Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona; Smithsonian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York; and Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. His collages are in the permanent collections at Tucson Museum of Art in Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, The Heard Museum, The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas at El Paso, and The City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.
Fausto Fernandez was the artist in residence at the Border Art Residency in La Union, New Mexico in 2014, and artist in residence at the Martin and Lorraine Kaminsky Residency program in Miami Florida in 2016. He currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in El Paso,Texas, Fernandez lived in Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, until age 25. The artist has also resided in Anthony, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California.