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<p>Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #1, 2002, printed 2021

Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #1, 2002, printed 2021, inkjet print, Gift of David Knaus, 2022.46.1

Christina Fernandez

Hybrid conversation with the artist

Elson Lecture

  • Friday, March 17, 2023
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Talks
  • Hybrid

Join us for a conversation with Christina Fernandez, artist and associate professor and co-chair of the photography department at Cerritos College, and E. Carmen Ramos, chief curatorial and conservation officer, National Gallery of Art.

Self-Portrait by Christina Fernandez. Courtesy of the artist.

About Christina Fernandez

Christina Fernandez (b. 1965), a Los Angeles–based artist, has spent over three decades conducting rich explorations of migration, labor, gender, her Mexican American identity, and the capacities of photography itself. Fernandez earned her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1996. She serves as associate professor and co-chair of the photography department at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where she has been on faculty since 2001. In 2021, Fernandez was one of the first artists honored with the prestigious Latinx Artist Fellowship, an initiative of the US Latinx Art Forum. The landmark exhibition Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures, on view at the California Museum of Photography through February 5, 2023, brings together her most important bodies of works for the first time. Fernandez’s Bend (1999-2000, 2020) and the Lavanderia (2002-2003) series are included in the National Gallery’s collection.

About the Elson Lecture Series

The Elson Lecture Series features distinguished contemporary artists who are represented in the Gallery's permanent collection. The Honorable and Mrs. Edward E. Elson generously endowed this series in 1992.