Alicia Reyes McNamara
B. United States, 1984
B. United States 1984
Based between Chicago and London, Alicia Reyes McNamara’s work uses surreal, pastel motifs to explore themes of diaspora, mythology, and folk. Her work questions how one navigates gendered and cultured identity while negotiating cultural authenticity.
McNamara was born in 1984, she completed her MFA at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, and her BFA at the California College of the Arts. McNamara has gone on to exhibit widely both nationally and internationally, including at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, (2016), at Eve Leibe Gallery (2020), Lychee One (2020), Guts Gallery (2021), and Niru Ratnam (2021), in London, the Berlin Opticians Gallery in Dublin (2019), Kiosko Galeria in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2018), and Gallery101, Ottawa, Canada (2017). She has received a number of awards and residencies, including the South London Gallery Graduate Residency, Jerwood Bursary, the Gasworks Fellowship, and the New Contemporaries Studio Residency and Grant.
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