Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Graduate Lecture Series

Jake Fernandez
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Time, perception, chance, arbitrary selection, and fixed frameworks are fundamental elements in Jake Fernandez’s work in photography, collage, sculpture, film, and painting. The works appear abstract but are in fact “realistic” representations in a diagrammatic mode of mental schema and the logic of the constitution of its parts. Such compositions create a faithful mimesis of a mental, rather than visual, landscape.

Fernandez has exhibited at ACA Galleries, New York; Peter Marcelle Contemporary, New York; and Hammer Galleries, New York, among other venues. His work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition, Jake Fernandez: The Ethereal Journeyman, at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2001. Fernandez’s work is collected by major national institutions and corporations; it was recently acquired by the state of Florida to be held in the collection of the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida, Tampa.


Perpetual Frieze
1984–Present (Ongoing)
Cibachrome photo fragments (Photographs taken in New York City’s Lower East Side and in the barrios of Miami)
10 x 182 inches