Candida Alvarez

FH Sellers Professor in Painting

Candida Alvarez is a professor of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute. Alvarez received a BA from Fordham University and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in Painting and Printmaking.

She is known for layering abstract and figurative forms, historical and pop art references, global insights and personal reflections. In an interview published by the Hyde Park Art Center, Alvarez stated, “Having run away from seemingly inadequate definitions for abstract painting, I find myself immersed in a relationship that tracks, exchanges, and shreds the world of news, front-page photography, design, and pictorial memory into a subject-less pictorial mash-up. In essence, there is no more picture; there is only painting.”

Image from Inside/Within interview with Candida Alvarez, published July, 2015


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