Carlos Fernandez (b. 1986)

 Carlos Fernandez explores the intersections of geometry and repetition. While his work tends to feature a certain flatness often associated with minimalism, his lightness of touch and continued exploration of an image (either natural or mathematical) lifts the work into associations with the Mission School and even Agnes Martin.

A true postmodernist, Fernandez has recently begun to repaint images he finds in art magazine, turning a massive Ellsworth Kelly painting or a Carl Billingsley’s sculpture into a delicate and lyrical watercolor, and engaging in conversations about prior art movements and their affect on the present.

// Carlos’ available work //

Recent exhibition history

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

Exquisite Corpse: CG x CE x NIAD // NIAD Art Center November 2018

It’s Complicated // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center November 2018

Give A Little Take A Little: Real Time & Space at NIAD // organized By Lexa Walsh NIAD Art Center 2018

My Favorite Things // NIAD Art Center 2018

For Them That Spitte Blood And Are Bursten // organized by Jon Shibata Yalis’ Cafe Berkeley 2017

Flying Like A Rock // Public Annex Portland Oregon 2017

We Can Do It! 2 // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

Algorithms: The Works of Carlos Fernandez // NIAD Art Center 2015

Assemble: A NIAD Art Center Project With Nina Zurier // organized by Nina Zurier NIAD Art Center 2015

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Serenade: Lists, Poems And Missives // NIAD Art Center 2013

Superduperultracool Shoppe // organized by Lisa Solomon NIAD ART Center 2013

You Are Here // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2013

recent press

San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)