Aitana de la Jara is a painter whose work is inspired by history, mythology and personal experience. Although her paintings are figurative, the imagery and materials come together to form surprising combinations. She lives and works in Seattle.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
 

2007    

M.F.A., Painting and Drawing

University of Washington, Seattle.

1998  

B.A., Painting and Printmaking

Yale University, New Haven, CT.       

1997    

Yale Summer School of Art

Norfolk, Connecticut.         

Exhibitions
 

2016

"Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century", Clatsop Community College Art Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. Group show curated by Lisa Harris.

2015

"The 99 Critical Shots in Pool", StoreFronts, Seattle, Washington. Vitrine display.

2014

"Humming", ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, Washington.Two-person show.

2011

"Course of Empire", The Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City Main Library, Utah. Solo show.

2009

"44th", Numen Art Gallery, Benevento, Italy. Group show.

2008

"Multi_S_Trati", Numen Art Gallery, Benevento, Italy. Group show.

2007
"MFA Thesis Exhibition". Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington. Group show.

"A Triptych". School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle. Three-person show.

“MFA Open Studios”. Sandpoint Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.Group show.

2006

"Voice: Women in Contemporary Art". The Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island. Group exhibit curated by Kara Walker.

"SP 1". Sandpoint Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Group show.

"Works in Progress". Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Group show.

2005

"In Memory of Presti". Gallery 070, Vashon Island, Washington. Solo show.
 

2004

"New Work". Nexus Gallery, San Francisco, California. Two-person show.
 

1998

"Disasters". Art and Architecture Building Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Thesis show.

 

1997

"The Foundation Pit". Davenport College Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Solo show.

"Norfolk 1997". Art and Architecture Building Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Group show.
 

Felllowships, Grants and Awards

 

2007

Fulbright Grant in painting, Italy.

Chase Graduating with Excellence Award, University of Washington, Seattle.

  

2006

Louis & Katherine Marsh Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle.

Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund Award, Adamsville, Ohio.

  

2005

Top recruitment scholarship, Painting and Drawing Department, University of Washington, Seattle.

Teaching Assistantship, University of Washington, Seattle.

The Frozen Kiss

Aquatint, 2006