Claudia Alvarez

Artist Statement

I’m influenced by the characteristics of children. Their actions pose questions simply yet poignantly about complex issues in the world today.  A child’s viewpoint is innocent of cultural conventions. Their eyes and comments reveal to us just how corrupt social mechanisms are.

Claudia Alvarez is one of the exhibiting artists for ENOUGH VIOLENCE: Artists Speak Out.

Born: Monterrey, Mexico, 1969

Lives: New York, NY



M.F.A., California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2003

B.A., University of California Davis, Davis, CA, 1999


Selected Exhibitions


Stump, Hunter College Project Space, New York, NY

The Figure, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany



Girls with Guns, solo exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

History of Immigration, solo exhibition, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

Separation Anxiety, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY



Falling, solo exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE



Better Half, Better Twelfth: Women Artists in the Collection, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Provisions, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY

Separation Anxiety, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA



El Silencio Del Agua, solo exhibition, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico


Selected Grants and Awards

2013 McKnight Artist Residency, Northern Clay Center, The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

2011 PV Art, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2009 Artist in Residence, The Association A.I.R., Vallauris, Valluaris, France

2008 Gruber Jez Foundation, Cholul, Mexico           

2005 Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2002 Artist–in-Residence, FUTUR Foundation, Rapperswil, Switzerland


Selected Collections

El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE