Alonsa Guevara (1986) was born in Rancagua, Chile. She spent 7 years of her childhood living in the Ecuadorian jungle with her family, growing up surrounded by magnificent landscapes and magical environments, and developing a love for light, nature and color.
She is a visual artist that works primarily with oil paint. Her paintings are in between two worlds: Fantastical and believable, always full of detail and brightness that illustrate an obsession with realism and mimesis.
Alonsa received her BFA from the Pontific Catholic University of Chile in 2009 where she was awarded the MINEDUC scholarship and the Scholarship of Honor. In 2011 she moved to the United States to learn the language and in 2012 enrolled in the MFA program at the New York Academy of Art. During those two years of study she was awarded with the Terra Foundation Residency in Giverny, France, the Michele and Timothy Barakett Scholarship, as well as the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. She graduated in 2014 and was awarded the 2015 Academy Fellowship annual residency program.
Alonsa has participated in more than 30 individual and group exhibitions including “Second Hand” (2008) at the Chacras de Coria Museum, Mendoza, Argentina; “Where There’s Smoke” (2010) at the Museum Casa Colorada, Santiago, Chile; “Take Home a Nude” (2014) at Sotheby’s, New York, and others.
She currently lives and works in New York City.