Cristina Cárdenas
photo by Mamta Popat

photo by Mamta Popat

The paintings of Cristina Cárdenas are in several museum collections in Arizona, California, Illinois, and Mexico — including the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Tucson Museum of Art.

Cristina earned an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in painting from the Universidad de Guadalajara. She also studied architecture for three years in Mexico.

Cristina has received numerous honors and awards for her artwork, including a presentation at the Latina/o Images for the 21st Century Conference and Exhibition in Germany; a four-month residency at the Claude Monet Museum and Garden in France; a five-week residency in South Africa with the Africa Program for the Hourglass Project: A Woman Vision; and a painting fellowship with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

More recent exhibitions have been at the ALAC Latina Art Exhibit in Phoenix; Contreras Gallery in Tucson; The Flesh ChimMaya Gallery in Los Angeles; and Amates Universidad de Colima in Mexico.


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