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.

EXHIBITIONS

2021

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

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.

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.


2018

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.

2017

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.

2016

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)

2021

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.

2020

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.

2019

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.

2018

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

COLLABORATIONS

2021

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

2020

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

2019
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.

2018
July: Anthropologie. Artwork licensed for seasonal stationery products.

2017
May: Mamoo Kids. Limited edition hand painted tote bags.

EDUCATION

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