Alejandra Phelts

 

(1978, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico) Lives and works in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

 

AWARDS

2020 Frida Khalo Award, Club Madrugadores Tijuana, Municipal Presidency of Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico.
2019 Baja California 2018 Cultural Merit Award. State Center for the Arts CEART, Tijuana, México.
2019 Lifetime Achievement Artist Award IMACUM 2019, City Hall of Mexicali and Casa de la Cultura, Mexicali, Mexico.
2017 First place Honored Artist , Latin American Art Festival San Diego California, United States.
2016 Honorary Selection for the Art Collection of the Mexican Consulate in Shanghai, China.
2012 First Prize Painting category , XVIII Plastic Biennal of Baja California,Baja California Institute of Culture ICBC, Baja California,Mexico.
2005-Prize “Center 's International Contemporary Artist Series”, 25th anniversary of Center for US-Mexican Studies, UCSD University of California San Diego, USA.
2004 Acquisition Award in L.A. Art Contest CETTO Contemporary Art, Tijuana, Baja California, México.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2008 PECDA: Art Research in Baja California. Incentive program for the creation and artistic development of Baja California. Baja California Institute of Culture and National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA).
2005 Artistic scholarship, Autonomous University of Baja California, UABC. Campus Tijuana.
2004 FOECA, Young Artist Category. Baja California Institute of Culture and National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA).

 

EDUCATION

2007. Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, Universidad Autónoma of Baja California. Campus Tijuana Baja California, México.
2013 Diploma in Art Therapy. Psychologist PHd. Martha Álvarez R. from the CIDH University.
2006. Performance Art Clinic. Víctor Lerma and Mónica Mayer- UABC Autonomous University of Baja California. Tijuana, México.
2004. Engraving Art Clinic. Master Engraver Luis López Loza. CECUT Tijuana Cultural Center- UABC Autonomous University of Baja California. Tijuana, México.
2002 - 2003 Painting workshop . Master Painter Álvaro Blancarte, CECUT Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, México.
2000-2001. Painting workshop, Master Painter Ramón Carrillo, House of Culture, Mexicali, México.
1999. Diploma in Art History specialty Renaissance Art of Fray Angelico. Institut Saint Jean, Florence, Italy.
1998 -1999. Philosophy, Art History and Art Appreciation. Institut Privé de Philosophie et Théologie Saint Jean, France.


PROJECTS

Artistics and Art Education

2019 SINERGIA, International Art Symposium CETYS University, In charge of the Conceptualization and logistics, Mexicali, Baja California México.
2017 Phelts Art Lab Acrylic Painting Clinics. Phelts Estudio, Tijuana México.
2017 PHELTS Art Lab Contemporary Art Clinics Vinícola Decantos Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, México.
2016 Frontera Women of the Wall, World Building Institute, USC University of Southern California Cinematic Arts, USA.
2007-Project "Josef Cathaldus", as a member of the N.Collective. Design and production at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California. Presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory SITAC at the Tlatelolco Cultural Center, Mexico City. www.josefcathaldus.org.
2007-Organization of the "5th and 6th Red Cross Art Auction 2007", Tijuana, Baja California. Mexico.
2007- Editorial Project "Imagine Ourselves", International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California. U.S.A
2007- Experimental Drawing Workshops, Community Development Program of the Center of Humanities of Baja California. cehu.blogspot.com
2006 a 2008- Co-production of Television programs on Education in Art, Good School Program, Digital Media Production Company. Tijuana Baja California.

Community Social Development

2007-2021 Founder of the program Art Nourishes, Social Project of Education, and Volunteer training for facilitators in the area of Education and Art therapy in Orphanages. Annual Art Therapy program for low-income and at-risk children in Tijuana.

 

CONFERENCES

2019 TEDTalks. The Enterprising Artist. CETYS University Campus Mexicali. Mexico.
2019 Women in Art Xochicalco University. Tijuana Campus. Mexico.
2017 Fuckup Nights Share the Failure. Mexicali, Mexico.
2015 The Power of Art. CUD University of Tijuana, Tijuana Mexico Campus.
2014 RYLA Success Stories. Rotary for Young Leaders. CEARTE Mexicali, Mexico.
2013 TEDTalks. Discovering Art. Iberoamerican University Campus Tijuana. Mexico.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 - The Art of Helping Baja Arte Program Fundacion Fimbres, Tijuana, Mexico.
2021 - The Machine of Life House of Culture Beaches of Tijuana, Mexico.
2019 - Honored Artist 1rst Prize Latin American Art Fair, Athenaeum Art Center, San Diego, California, USA.
2017 - Illuminated Portraits, El Cubo Museum, CECUT Tijuana Cultural Center, Mexico.
2017 - Illuminated Portraits, State Art Center, CEART Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
2017 - Illuminated Portraits, State Art Center, CEART Ensenada, Baja California, México
2016 - Illuminated Portraits, State Art Center, CEART Tecate, Baja California, Mexico 2016 Illuminated Portraits, State Art Center, CEART Rosarito, Baja California, México.
2015 - Illuminated Portraits, Sebastián Foundation, Mexico City.
2014 - Illuminated Portraits, San Miguel Cultural Center, Ayllon Segovia, Spain. 2013-Illuminated Portraits, Aviara Park-Casa Valencia Gallery. Carlsbad, California, USA 2012-Cart Series, Gallery of the National Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara, Zapopan,
México.
2009 - Costura Pictorial exhibition, Border Port, Garita de San Isidro, California, USA. 2007-Sewing Pictorial Exhibition, COPARMEX Event, Cava Chetto, Tijuana, Mexico. 2007-Cart Series, Volvo and Lincoln Car Agency, Itinerant State of Baja California, Mexico. 2006-Cart Series, Zita Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico.
2006 - Painting and Graphics Exhibition, Wood Art Gallery, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. 2006-Alejandra Phelts, Graphic and Painting, Gallery Amaya, Tijuana Mexico.
2006 - Serie Cart, Zio Ciclo de Arte, Tijuana, Baja California, México.
2006 - Cart Series, Villa Saverios, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
2005 - Cart Series, Center for US-Mexican Studies UCSD, University of California San Diego California, USA
2003 - Cart Series, University Extension Gallery, Autonomous University of Baja California. Tecate, B.C. Mexico.
2003 - Cart Series, Teatro del Crea Cultura, Mexicali Baja California, México.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 - 21st International Art Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Japan.
2022 - Meadows Mask Art  Personal Estructures. UNESCO Palazzo Mora. Venice. Italy.
2022 - The 10th Crazy Art Commune Contemporary Art Exhibition Virtual Wuhan, China.                   
2021 - 18va Edición Al Encuentro de lo Sensible Fundacion Nuevo Amanecer y Bancrea. Monterrey, México.
2021 - Abriguemos con Arte. Fundacion Fimbres. Subasta Virtual. México.
2021 - 20th Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, Japan Chiba City Museum of Art. Chiba, Japón.
2020 - China Hangzhou Quianjiang International Art Biennial, Virtual Exhibition
2020 - Mask Art, Creativity under lockdown, Meadows and UNESCO Virtual International Exhibition.
2020 - Art Exchange Imagine Artistic Dialects, Princess Sirivannavari Arts Foundation, Thailand. Virtual Exhibition
2020 - WCAA 26th Seoul International Art Festival Jump Over, H Museum, Seoul, Korea. 2019 "The Symphony of Existence". Gallery Sarah of the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Muscat, Oman.
2019 - 19th Japan International Art Exchange, National Art Center Tokyo, Japan. 2019 Sinergia International Art Exhibition CETYS University, Baja California, Mexico         
2018 - Meadows Personal Structures Salon des Beaux Arts, Salle le Nôtre Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
2018 - Belt n Road International Exhibition, Quianjiang Museum, Hangzhou, China.
2018 - XVIII Asian Art Biennale, National Gallery, Bangladesh.
2018 - Voice of God International Festival ICCA, Ricardo Palma Center. Lima, Perú.
2018 - Adorable International Exchange, VIP Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia.
2017 - Latin American Art Fair, San Diego, California. USA.
2016 - G20 Hangzhou China Global Arts Agenda, Hangzhou Quianjiang Art Museum, China. 2016 Blanc et Noir, Le Livart Montreal, Canada.
2015 - ArtExpo New York, Paula Cocero Madrid. New York, USA.
2015 - Fashion & Art Festival, Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico.
2013 - Arts of Mexico. Miguel de Cervantes Library Consulate of Spain in Shanghai, China. 2013-Art Monaco 2013 Exposition d’Art par Excellence / Côte d’Azur. Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
2013 - Abstraction 13, Baja California Artists Collective. Felguérez Museum. Zacatecas, Mexico.
2012 - Miami River Art Fair. Art Basel Week. North Space Project. Miami Florida, USA.
2012 - A step to the North. Valencia House Gallery. Point Loma, San Diego. California, USA. 2012. -Dialogue by 6. International Contemporary Art Show. ICBC and Building Bridges Foundation. CEARTE, Ensenada,, Mexico and  Los Angeles California, USA.
2012 - XVIII Baja California Plastic Biennial. Itinerant State of Baja California, Mexico. 2011-Artes de México, Gallery of the Consulate General of Mexico in Shanghai, China. 2010 - Mission Federal Art Walk, Mexican Artists Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, USA.
2009 - A Book About Death. An homage to Ray Johnson. Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery. New York, USA.
2009 - The 3rd Zone: Consistent Inconsistency. Ave 50 Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2009 - Building Bridges Artistic Exchange Mexico-United States. Art de Collectors Contemporary Art Gallery and Consulate General of Mexico. Itinerant Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA, USA.
2009 - Mission Federal Art Walk, Mexican Artists General Consulate of Mexico in San Diego, USA.
2009 - Featured Artist 2009 Mission Federal Art Walk VIP Exhibition, Hotel W San Diego California, USA.
2008 - 6th. Red Cross Auction, Grand Hotel Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
2008 - “Do Baja through the Senses” Orange County Performing Art Center, Orange County California, USA.
2007 - Teponaztli Day of the Dead Exhibition, Baja California Institute of Culture. Tijuana, Mexico.
2007 - 5th. Red Cross Auction, Grand Hotel Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
2007 - Festival Entijuanarte 2007 Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, Baja California, México. 2007-Memorabilia, Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana Baja California, México.
2007 - Artes de México, Consulate General of Mexico, Festival Artwalk on the Bay San Diego, California, USA.
2007 - Mexican Artists. Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego San Diego, California, USA.
2006 - Velvet Tijuana Velvet, Baja California Institute of Culture, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
2006 - Entijuanarte Festival, Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana Baja California, México. 2006-Eighth Art Exhibition Club de Polo Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, México.
2006 - Art and Thirst Winery Domecq Gallery, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California. México. 2006- Expressions of Mexico Gallery First Anniversary Exhibition, San Diego, California, USA.
2005 - XV Biennial of Art of Baja California, Institute of Culture of Baja California, Itinerant State of B.C, Mexico.
2005 - Baja 1000, Score International, Galería H, Ensenada, Baja California. México.
2005 - Plástica de Baja California XII Hispano-American Guitar Festival. Tijuana Cultural Center, B.C. México.
2004 - Inaugural Exhibition Expressions of Mexico Gallery 2004 San Diego, California, United States of America.
2004 - 8th UABC University Biennial of Art, Itinerant in the State of Baja California. México. 2004-Velvet Tijuana Velvet Institute of Culture of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California. Mexico.
2004 - L.A CETTO Art Contest, Cava L.A CETTO Tijuana,México.
2004 - National Biennial of Painting "Miradas" 2004 Fundación CODET IBP, Tijuana B.C. México.
2004 - Emi Cara Mujer Camaleón, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California. México.
2004 - BEGINNINGS, Autonomous University of Baja California Tijuana Campus. Mexico. 2003-XIV Bienal Plástica de Baja California 2003 - Institute of Culture of Baja California, Itinerant, State B.C México.
2003 - Treasures of Margarita, Tijuana Baja California. Mexico.
2002 - Collective of the Painting Workshop of the House of Culture of Mexicali, Mexicali B. C. Mexico.
2001 - Collective 2001 of the Painting Workshop of the House of Culture, Mexicali B. C. Mexico.
2001 - Collective 2001 of the Instituto Bellas Artes de Baja California. Mexicali, Baja California, México.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), México.
Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego UCSD. CETYS University, Baja California, México.
Consulate General of Mexico in Shanghai, China.
National Gallery of Art, Bangladesh.
Hospital of the Californias. Tijuana, Baja California, México. Ayllón Museum of Contemporary Art, Segovia, Spain.
Bait al Zubair Museum, Muscat, Oman.
Quianchiang Museum, Hangzhou, China.
UABC Autonomous University of Baja California. Tijuana, Mexico.