Javiera Estrada’s broad scope of work is a reflection of memories that she has shaped into her reality. A seeker of the spiritual, Estrada believes that every piece of art created is a self portrait, a physical expression of that inner nameless world our soul inhabits. Using photography as her main visual medium, the sound of the camera's click offers her the perfect confluence between the real and the ethereal.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Javiera Estrada (b. Mexico) is a multimedia artist who moved to the United States in 1989. Her training in classical piano, dance and violin, which continues to inspire her aesthetic today, heavily influenced her childhood. She attended Santa Monica College and received her Certificate of Photography in 2009. A multifarious artist, Javiera’s creative expression encompasses traditional photography alongside mixed media. Her mixed media works are a comment on the natural cycle of life, death and rebirth and reflected through the deconstruction of the image. Javiera has exhibited in galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work is part of private and corporate collections internationally. In 2014, she won Art Slant’s Juried Competition, was a 2015 finalist for the Emerging Focus Competition and is the 2017 winner of the ND Awards Fine Art Category. Javiera made her first short film in 2017 entitled, The Dream, which was selected in Best of Shorts at the Carmel International Film Festival. Estrada currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Certificate of Photography, Santa Monica College, CA (2009)
MAJOR GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 – Saatchi Art Fair (Oct.) Barkar Hanger, L.A CA
2018 – Solo Show, In the Bedroom, (June), Skye Gallery,Aspen, Colorado
2018 – Solo Show, Nocturnal Visions (May) Show Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2015 – Solo Show Pillars of Creation (Sept.-Oct) Boite Noire Gallery, PDC, CA
2015 – Affordable Art Fair, (Nov.) Hamburg, Germany