Jodie Herrera "Honor Those (Stay Safe)"
Jodie Herrera "Honor Those (Stay Safe)" 2020
Archival Ink on Fine Art Paper Mounted and Framed with Hand Embellishes
Dimensions: Artwork 15 x 24 in, Framed 16 x 25 in (Unique)
Signed on Recto, includes certificate of authenticity
Print, Archival Ink on Fine Art Paper, signed and numbered on verso
Dimensions: 12 x 16 in (Limited Edition of 15)
Signed on Verso, includes certificate of authenticity
Jodie Herrera was born and raised in New Mexico and has identified and worked as an artist her whole life. She received formal training at the University of New Mexico where she graduated with a BFA Honors and a focus in painting in 2013. She currently resides in Albuquerque, where she works as a full time Photo Realism Oil Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, Mixed-Media Artist and Curator. She works locally on her main project, where she creates semi-photorealistic oil paintings portraying women that have persevered through trauma. Herrera takes great care with each story, building personal and supportive relationships with each of her participants. She uses symbolism from their culture and personal interests to visually narrate the painting and accompanies each piece with a write up that explains it in detail. She strives to celebrate the beauty and resilience of these women and hopes that they can provide inspiration for others. Women Across Borders, is an International Arts and Activism project. She specifically works with refugee and immigrant women and creates paintings that illustrate their personal journeys. She provides monetary and emotional support for all her participants and hopes to bring attention to the issues they face and have overcome, as well as to educate and activate others around the subject. Her Murals are meant to reflect the culture, history or mission of the space in which they inhabit. They are also meant to create awareness around certain people of impact or social justice issues that are relevant to space and the time it’s created in. Herrera’s ultimate goal is to connect and uplift women, while providing a platform for important issues around intersectional feminism and social justice. Herrera hopes her work can be a catalyst for positive change.
Herrera was awarded “Best Visual Artist of 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Albuquerque The Magazine, and her art has been featured in such settings as Art Archives of America in the Smithsonian Washington DC, The American Art Collector Magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, In seven Museums including the Denver History Museum-Denver CO, in numerous distinguished galleries including Stone Sparrow Gallery in New York, Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles Gallery Fritz- Santa Fe NM, among many others.
This artwork is currently featured in "Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness" group exhibition at The Untitled Space.
For more information on the exhibition visit our website.