Ana Medina was born and raised in South Florida.  She attended Florida State University for undergraduate studies, where she refocused her work from drawing to painting.  While there, Ana interned at a local non-profit gallery, received numerous scholarships and

  






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awards, and was an active participant in the local art community.  

    Ana then spent time in Albuquerque where she received her Masters of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of New Mexico. She also had the opportunity to Adjunct as a temporary faculty member at the University of New Mexico once her studies were complete.

    Ana currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where she keeps an active studio practice and continues to exhibit regularly. She recently participated as the Artist in Residence at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and won the third place grant for the William and Dorothy Yeck Painters Award juried by Franklin Sirmans of LACMA.

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EDUCATION

2012-        MFA in Painting- University of New Mexico                                                                                     

                 Graduation with Distinction

2008-        BFA in Painting from Florida State University  

2007-        Study Abroad Program - London                  

SELECTED EXHIBITS/ COLLECTIONS

2014-           Two works entered into the Collection of Great Smoky Mountain National Park

                    Los Angeles Artist’s Association 2014 Open Show Juried by Susan Cross- 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                    I Heart LA- Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                    The Bridge Between Us- 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, CA                                                                                         

                    Group Show- Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013-          Annual Summer Juried Show- Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

                   *Momentary-Ana Medina and Jill Christian- Platz Gallery at the Southwestern University of the Visual Arts,

                                    Albuquerque, NM

                    mIrrorspeak- EMP, Baltimore, MD

2012-           New Mexico Showcase, Juried by Peter Frank-516 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                    Tangents- John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

                    *Sentimental (Im)propriety- Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                    *How Appropriate- [AC]2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2011-           Two works entered into the Collection of the University of New Mexico

                    Nature and Technology- John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque’

2010-           Tata Gala- Sarasota Design Center, Sarasota, FL

2009-           At First Sight- The Petting Zoo, Albuquerque, NM

                    Group Exhibit- The Strange Circus Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2008-           Armageddon - The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL BFA

                    Graduate Exhibition - The FSU Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL


*Solo or Two Person shows

2014-         Artist in Residence at Great Smoky Mountain National Park

                  Presentation at Arrowmont School on Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2013-         Gallery Talk at Southwestern University for the Visual Arts, coinciding with Momentary exhibition

2012-         MFA Thesis Talk at the University of New Mexico

2009-         Artist Talk at The Petting Zoo Gallery, coinciding with At First Sight exhibition

LECTURES/ RESIDENCIES

GRANTS/AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2015-                Miami University’s 2015 Young Painters Award Third Place Grant

2014-                Accepted into the Los Angeles Artist Association

2012-                RPT Travel and Research Grant, UNM

2009-2012-       GA/TA Scholarships from UNM

2010-2011-       Clyde A. and Elizabeth R. Hill Endowed Scholarship

2004-2008-       Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship

2004-2006-       FSU Incentive Scholarship

2007-                Krown Materials Award

2016-           Twelve- Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (UPCOMING)                                                                                                                   

                    Women Painting Women- RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY (UPCOMING)

                    CityScape Show VI- George Bills Gallery, Culver City, CA

2015-           2015 Miami University Young Painters Competition Juried by Franklin Sirmans- Hiestand North Gallery,

                                    Oxford, OH                                                                                                                                                                                        

                    Pulse of LA Juried by Leslie Coozi- LA Artcore Union Station, Los Angeles, CA

                    DAWN- Sananda Gallery, Venice, CA

                    At This Time / In This City- Exact Science Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                    Representational Art in the 21st Century- Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hosted in conjunction with the 

                                   University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute, Hilo, HI
                    Rendezvous- Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                    Cityscape Show V- George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA

PUBLICATIONS

2015-          LA Artcore Union Station Gallery, Pulse of LA, Exhibition Calalog                                                                                                                                                                                 2015-          SELFISH, magazine, Issue #2                                                    2014-          The Hand Magazine, Issue 7                                                                                                                                   2014-      Dialogist: Quarterly Poetry and Art, Volume II, Issue II                                             2012-          How Appropriate, Solo Exhibition Catalog                                                                                2012-      516 Arts Gallery, New Mexico Showcase, Exhibition Catalog