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Candida Alvarez, American Visual artist. Subject of numerous catalogues and articles F C. Artist Residency fellow Studio Museum Harlem, 1984-1985, Visiting Artist fellow Brandywine Workshop, 1986, 92, Artist fellow New York Foundation for Arts,1986, Resident Painting fellow MacDowell Colony, 1986, Mid-Atlantic National Education Association Regional fellow, 1988, Artist fellow Art Matters, 1989; Artist grantee Artists Space New York, 1983, 85.


Alvarez, Candida was born on February 2, 1955 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Maximino and Celia Alvarez.


Bachelor, Fordham University, 1977; student, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1981.


Professor department painting and drawing Art Institute Chicago, since 1998, Ragdale Foundation, Lakeforest, Illinois, 2008. Visiting artist Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1991, The Addison Gallery of America Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1992, The School at Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1993, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993, Art Institute Chicago, 1994. Panelist New York Foundation for Arts, 1991, Cooper Union's Great Hall, 1992, College Art Association, 1994.


  • Subject of numerous catalogues and articles F C.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include The Cayman Gallery, New York, 1983, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983, Exit Art, New York, 1985, The June Kelly Gallery, New York, 1989, 93, Galerie Schneiderei, Cologne, Germany, 1990, The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, 1991, The Bronx (New York ) Museum of Arts, 1992, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1993. Exhibited in group shows at Brooklyn Museum, 1979, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1980, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1982, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1983, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, 1984, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, 1984, The Midtown Art Center, Houston, 1985, Exit Art, New York, 1985, United Nations International Women's Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985, Bronx Museum of Arts Satellite Gallery, Hostos, New York, 1985, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York City, 1985, 88, Soho 20, New York City, 1986, University Delaware, 1986, Jamaica (New York ) Art Center, 1987, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, 1987, Intar Gallery, New York, 1988, June Kelly Gallery, 1988, Washington Project for Arts, 1989, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, New York, 1989, High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1990, International Bienal of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1991, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York, 1993, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, 2007. Represented in permanent collections: The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Whitney Museum, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, German Consulate, Philadelphia, Studio Museum, New York City, Printmaking Workshop, New York City, others.


Married David Edward Smikle, July 30, 1982 (divorced August 18, 2006). 1 child Ramon Alvarez Smikle.

Maximino Alvarez

Celia Alvarez

David Edward Smikle

Ramon Alvarez Smikle Alvarez