Sheridan Prize for Art

Fernanda Martínez Gutiérrez

Lives and works in Oakland, California.

Abstract artist and muralist, specializes in botanical and pattern paintings, works primarily in acrylic and gouache.



March: Group exhibition. San Francisco, California. Glassrice Gallery. Pieces exhibited: Fly, DNA, Awake, 2020.


March: Group exhibition. Los Gatos, California. JCO’S Art Gallery. Pieces exhibited: Healing, Caída, Dualidad, Marrakesh, Awake, Freedom of choice, Fly, Nothing is permanent, Nothing is Solid, 2019.


December: Group exhibition “Bizarre Bazaar”. Oakland, California. Adeline’s Lab. Pieces exhibited: Nothing is what we thought, Fly, Caída, Thrive, 2019.
August: Group exhibition. Los Gatos, California. JCO’S Art Gallery. Pieces exhibited: Thrive, Fly, Caída, Marrakech, Six, Fragility of life, Cantera 1 & 2, Full moon, Lush Green, Nothing to hold on to, Elevation, 2019.
November: Group exhibition. Oakland, California. The port workspaces. Pieces exhibited: Seeing deeply, Nothing is permanent, Nothing is Solid, Be where you are, Awake, Freedom of choice, 2019.
June – July: Oakland artist collective for First Fridays. Oakland, California. Pieces exhibited: Small series (4 pieces), Fly. 2019.
May: Group exhibition. Oakland, California. Temescal Works work space. Pieces exhibited: Tres, Coast, Reflection. 2019.


July: Solo exhibition “Suspended”, San Francisco, California., The Red Poppy Art House Gallery. Pieces exhibited: Shadows, Pursue, Revelation, Travel tale, Breeze, Gold reflection, Liberty. 2018.


July – September: Group exhibition “Magic is Everywhere” Oakland, California., Rare Bird Store. Pieces exhibited: Mint Leaves, Magenta Flowers, Day, Night, Floral dream, Pink Floral garden, Blue garden, Purple leaves, Safari, Agaves 2017.
May – August: Solo exhibition “Language of Life”, Oakland, California., Concept 47 Store. Pieces exhibited: Untitled abstract series 2017, Marine Plants 2017.
March: “Come together” Berkeley, California., Bay Art pop-up show. Pieces exhibited: Blue Tropical, Petals explosion, Pink Foliage, Bloom on rain 2017.


August: Group exhibition “Think Green” Expo Arte Exatec, Madrid, Spain., Mexico’s Embasy. Pieces exhibited: Blue Berry Leaves 2016, Lavender Bouquet 2016.

MURALS (Public Art)


September: “Facebook Open Arts Program Mural”, Sunnyvale, California.
August: “Livermore Mural Fest”, Open Up team LLC. Livermore, California.
August: “Mural”, Bird&Bean Retail shop, Oakland, California.
August: “Mural” Residential Mural, Los Angeles, California.
July: “Casa de la Mision Apartments”, Ostrow Design. San Francisco, California.
June: “Trailer Mural”, Hort Culture pop-up shop. Oakland, California.
June: “Mural”, Old Salt Merchants Retail shop. Oakland, California.
April: “Artthaus Mural”, Artthaus Studios Building. Oakland, California.
April: “Sweetgreen Mural” Sweetgreen Old Oakland location, Oakland, California.
April: “Credence Mural”, The Credence Apartments. Richmond, California.


September: “Residential Mural”, Private Residence mural, Richmond, California.
August: “Mural”, Ford Street in Jingletown, Oakland, California.
August: “Mural”, Palm Acai café, San Francisco, California.
April: “Mural”, The Bodhi Initiative retail shop, Oakland, California.


December: “Mural”, Pomella Restaurant, Oakland, California.
August: “Mural”, Palm Acai café, Berkeley, California.
July: “Residential Mural”, Private Residence mural, Mexico City.
April: “Mural”, Palm + Perkins retail shop, Berkeley, California.


October: “Mural”, Super Lucky company, San Francisco California.
April: “Streets Alive”, Stenzel Park., San Leandro California.



July: Sodastream customized bottles for Bed Bad & Beyond Flagship shop.


November: Atlas Edibles Granola Bar packaging design. Salted Caramel & Chocolate Illustration.
July: Atlas Edibles Granola Bar packaging design. Lemon, Blueberry & Almond Illustration.

November: Adrianna Gluck Jewelry design. Limited edition earrings collection.
August: Take Care Space. Artwork Licensed for a yoga mat collection.
June: Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. “Urban Jungle” fabric collection design.

July: Anthropologie. Artwork licensed for seasonal stationery products.

May: Mamoo Kids. Limited edition hand painted tote bags.


2015 - UC Berkeley (USA)
International Diploma in Global Business Management

2009 - University of the Arts London (UK)
Double Award in Film and Video Production

2004 – 2008 ITESM-CCM (Mexico)
BS in Communication

Fernanda Martinez - Juror