Alonsa Guevara

Photo credit: James Razko

Photo credit: James Razko

Born in 1986 in Rancagua (Chile)
Lives and works in Brooklyn (New York, United States)

Chilean artist Alonsa Guevara holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago) and a Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art (New York), where she is selected to pursue a fellowship during the year 2014-2015. While attending university, she also receives a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (2013). Her work is mentioned in several publications, such as Forbes and VICE, and is part of many private collections, including that of the New York Academy of Art and of The Seavest Collection. 

Working primarily with painting and sculpture, Guevara explores the possibilities of the imaginary through the themes of desire and fertility. Herencia is part of a series of naturalistic works depicting naked bodies surrounded by fruits. The symbolism associated with fruits and flowers is recurrent in Guevara's compositions and testifies to the intimate relationship between nature and the body, especially feminine. The artist considers these canvases as ceremonies where this fundamental relationship to which all relate is put forward, among others by means of an aerial point of view, which allows the observer to feel incorporated into the work and to become actively involved in the spirituality that emerges from it.


Alonsa Guevara, Herencia, 2018, Oil on canvas, 48" x 48" (121,92 x 121,92 cm). Photo credit: Isabelle Fexa

Other exhibitions of the artist at Arsenal Contemporary Art