© Photo by Evan Gallegos

     Anabel Nájera-López is a Mexican-American artist based in Aarhus, Denmark. She received her BFA in Studio Art with double emphasis in Painting and Ceramics at The University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Throughout her career as an undergraduate, she received numerous awards and scholarships such as the Tom Lea Purchase Award for Best Drawing/Best Painting, the Catherine Crowell Belk Art Scholarship, as well as graduating with an Outstanding Senior: 3D Studio Award.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Among multiple exhibitions, she was selected for a solo exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art and took part in two group exhibitions while attending an international residency in Leipzig, Germany.

EDUCATION
BFA Studio Art: Painting/Ceramics, University of Texas at El Paso, 2018.

 

EXHIBITIONS
SOLO

2019     Lab/EPMA Solo Exhibition. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX.


GROUP

2019

Wrestling with Impermanence. Curated by Clementine Butler-Gallie. Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany.
Elsewhere a Blue Line. Curated by Clementine Butler-Gallie. Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, Germany.
EQUIS. Curated by Elizabeth Hinojos and Marie Gailey. Xolo Gallery, El Paso, TX.
2018

Here & Now. University Art Gallery and The Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM
Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Juried by Betsabeé Romero. Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Art, El Paso, TX.
Body & Self. Prospect Gallery, El Paso, TX.
All Student Exhibition. MINE: Material, Meaning, Making Symposium. Glass Gallery, Fox Fine Arts, El Paso, TX.
2017

Manipulated Masses. Union Gallery, Union Building East, El Paso, TX.
Spray. Glass Gallery, Fox Fine Arts, El Paso, TX.
Metamorphosis – Trash to Treasure. International Museum of Art, El Paso, TX., Las Cruces, NM, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Juried by Steven Randall. Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Art, El Paso, TX.

Salon des Refuses. Fox Fine Arts, El Paso, TX.
2016

A tribute to Juan Gabriel. Rock House Gallery, El Paso, TX.
From Out of the Depths. Glasbox Gallery, El Paso, TX.
El Paso Downtown Street Festival. El Paso Convention and Performing Art Center, El Paso, TX.
2015.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Juried by Heidi Schwegler. Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Art, El Paso, TX. 
Salon des Refuses. Fox Fine Arts, El Paso, TX.

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
2018

Outstanding Senior: 3D Studio. The University of Texas at El Paso
Selected Artist, El Paso Museum of Art Lab/EPMA Solo Exhibition Competition
2017

Catherine Crowell Belk Art Scholarship, The University of Texas at El Paso
Friends of Arrowmont Tuition Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Dodson Travel Grant, UTEP College of Liberal Arts
Best Ceramics, Salon des Refuses, The University of Texas at El Paso 
2015

Tom Lea Purchase Award for Best Drawing/Best Painting, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, The University of Texas at El Paso
Manuel Acosta Memorial Art Scholarship, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

© Photo by Coffee Kang

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018

ESTUDIO 251, Chihuahua, México. Ceramics Instructor
2017

The University of Texas at El Paso, Tx. UTEP Ceramics, Studio Assistant

 

TALKS
2019. Artist Lecture, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Tx.

 

RESIDENCIES
2019.
International Residency Program, Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany. 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / ACTIVITIES

2018

MINE: Material, Meaning, Making Symposium. Metalsmith symposium. El Paso, TX.

Ceramic Art Studio Association (CASA) – President

 

2017

“What do you bring to the table?” Creating pottery that speaks, Roberto Lugo, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Abstraction of the body and unusual surfaces, Jessica Sailors, Santa Fe Clay, NM.

Nexus: A Connection of Ideas, Society of North American Goldsmiths. Metalsmith Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

2016

Taller de Cerámica de Mata Ortiz, Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

COLLECTIONS
The University of Texas at El Paso 

 

PUBLICATIONS 
“Artist Spotlight: Anabel Nájera-López” Elisha Walkden-Williams, Pilotenkueche International Art Program, April 20, 2019.
UTEP grad exhibits at El Paso Museum of Art” Catherine Ramirez, The Prospector, January 22, 2019.

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