About Andreina

Bio

 

Andreina Davila is a mixed media artist and trained architectural designer whose work explores whose work explores how everything in life is connected and constantly changing. Starting from her toddler years, Andreina shuttled between the U.S. and Venezuela, living in ten different cities. Now in her thirties, this seemingly nomadic lifestyle and issues of attention deficit disorder became the focus of her artistic interrogations: the impact of constant change to one’s identity, issues of belonging, community, connectedness while at the same time imagining other potentialities. Andreina uses intricate textures, organic lines, and pointillism as recurrent motifs in her art. Together, these elements form layers of fluid mesh, encircled by lines resembling roots and trees, but anchored in ethereal spaces- all suggesting an optimistic open landscape of endless possibilities.

Andreina’s work has been shown at Oakland International Airport, curated by the Oakland Museum of California (2012), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2012), SOMARTS, Secession Art & Design, Wonderland SF, and City Art Gallery in San Francisco; City of Berkeley (2014); ProArts, Collector Art Shop, The Compound Gallery, and Slate Contemporary Gallery (2013), in the East Bay; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (2013), and numerous venues throughout California and Florida. She has been commissioned by Asante Solutions in Milpitas (2015), Kaiser Permanente in Oakland (2014), La Vida Condos in San Francisco (2014) to create original pieces for their public spaces.

Andreina studied Architecture at La Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela, 2000), before earning a Master of Science in Design at Arizona State University (U.S., 2003).


* [I Am] Series is a collaborative project portraying egos or identity labels.
** Nothing and Everything is a series of abstract paintings about nothing in particular, therefore everything at the same time.
*** Fauna Series by eE.los (in Collaboration with Ytaelena Lopez) where harmony is possible when the boundaries between beings and the place their inhabit are erased.























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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

· A Full Plate. The Compund Gallery, Oakland, CA
· Synchronicity. Andreina Davila, /Ee.l.os/ and Renee DeCarlo Johnson. Secession Art &; Design, SF, CA
· Spring Show, Smash Gallery. San Francisco, CA
· Simply Frida. Wonderland SF. San Francisco, CA
· Creatures: Real and Imagined (Juried Show). Showing as /eE.l.os/. Ube Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
· Hands and Pants. Collaboration with John Casey. Faultline Artspace. Oakland, CA
· Forestry File Room and Special Collection & Print Lounge. The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015

· 2 Person Show: Andreina Davila and Heather Robinson. Secession Art & Design, SF, CA.
· Friends with Karma. (Juried Show) Pro Arts Gallery. Oakland, CA.
· Fauna, showing as /eE.l.os/. Collaboration with Ytaelena Lopez. Secession Art & Design, SF, CA.
· 3 Person Show: Opal Moon Fauna, Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
· Gentrified. Showing as /eE.l.os/. Collaboration with Ytaelena Lopez . Wonderland SF, CA.

2014

· Art for Aids. (Juried Show) The Metreon, San Francisco, CA.
· 2 Person Show: Persona2. Envisioning The Self–Re-Envisioning Portraiture. . Curated by Toni Gentilli.
The Compound Artist Gallery, Oakland, CA.
· Evolving: Works by Andreina Davila. (Public Exhibition). Curated by Demetri Broxton. City of Berkeley, CA.
· Inspire Artists Who Inspire You. (Juried Show) Pro Arts Gallery. Oakland, CA.
· Compoundanganza. (Juried Show) The Compound Gallery. Oakland, CA.
· Anniversary Show. Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA.

2013

· Compass. (Juried Show). Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Curated by Amy Grimm.
Orange County, CA.
· Interpreted Landscapes. Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland, CA.
· Scouting Oakland. (Juried Show) The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
· Flow and Transformation. Crome Architecture, San Rafael CA.
· Small Works – Big Talent. (Juried Show) Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.

2012

· Art for Aids. (Juried Show). The Metreon, San Francisco, CA.
· TV Show of Tomorrow, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
· Things Fall Apart. The Compound Artist Gallery. Oakland, CA.

2011
· Box Art Auction. ProArts Gallery. Oakland, CA.
· Compound Annual Group Show. The Compound Gallery & Studios. Oakland, CA.

2010

· Breger’ Critique. John O’Lague Galleria, Hayward City Hall. Hayward, CA
RED Berkeley Art Center. Berkeley, CA.
· Box Art Auction. ProArts Gallery. Oakland, CA.
· Meet Artist, Manifest Autonomy, MAMA @ 23HAM. Berkeley, CA.

2009

· The annual A³ Benefit Auction. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
· Pre-Existing Condition (Traveling Exhibition). Curated by Zoey Stevens. Whittier Diabetes Institute. La Jolla, CA.
· Pre-Existing Condition (Traveling Exhibition). Curated by Zoey Stevens. Light Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA.

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

· The Origin of Life 3, The Capacity of Wonder 1, Most Living Things. Vida Condos. (2014) San Francisco, CA.
· Better Lives. (Mural) in Collaboration with Ytaelena Lopez. (2015) Milpitas, CA.
· The Place Where I Live. (Permanent Public Exhibition) Kaiser Medical Center. (2014) Oakland, CA.
· Palo Alto Painted Project. (Public Art) Pacific Art League. (2014) Palo Alto CA.
· Spanning the Bay. (Juried Show – Public off-site Exhibition). Oakland Museum of California.
Exhibited at the Oakland International Airport. (2012) Oakland, CA.
· Live Mural. United Nations Summit. New York Academy of Medicine. (2011) New York. NY.

INSTALLATIONS

· Mission Sandbox. Day of the Dead. (Installation) SOMArts, (2014) San Francisco, CA.
· Soy Mis Memorias. (Installation) Day of the Dead. SOMArts. (2013) San Francisco, CA.
· Your Reflection. (Installation). Admiral Dot Miniature Gallery -The Compound. (2013) Oakland, CA.
· In The Forest (Interactive Installation). Art Thou Gallery, (2011) Berkeley, CA.
· Bubble Wrap Room (Interactive Installation). MAMA @ 23HAM. (2010) Berkeley, CA.

AWARDS

· (2008) 3rd Place on Mixed Media (Juried Art Festival). Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL.
· (2008) 2rd Place on Mixed Media (Juried Art Festival). Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Sanford, FL.

EDUCATION
2001-04 Master of Science in Design. ASU, School of Design Innovation, Tempe, AZ
1994-00 Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Vzla
* Works in private and public collections in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.