Jacqueline Unanue

Painting


 

Archived Work


 


Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA 19143
tel: 215-528-6757
tel: 215-601-5705
e-mail: Jacqueline Unanue
www.jacquelineunanue.com
3rd Street Gallery
58 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: 215-625-0993
www.3rdstreetgallery.com
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

While studying design in my native Chile in the 1970s, I became interested in pre-Columbian art, especially in the rock art done in my own country. I was encouraged to do further research by Hans Niemeyer, a renowned archeologist.

Together with my husband Ricardo Guajardo, who is also a designer and graphic artist, I visited the solitary and awe-inspiring valleys, mountains, deserts, and rock formations of Chile, which are repositories of this art. I also traveled to Spain to study the caves of Altamira in the Basque country, which being the home of my paternal ancestors connected me to my roots.

My former work springs from this research and exploration, and concerns my connection to an ancient past.

My current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication. I do these paintings from a gestalt conception, connecting with the present time or the here and now. In that way, I am able to create from my feelings more than my intellectual-thoughts.

Doing these painting I feel that I am developing my own new magical codes as part of an experience of inner communication. The images I get are a universal yet mysterious writing that directs me to my collective unconscious and reminds me that I have existed since time immemorial.

Education

1986 – 1987
Centro Arte (Art Center), Viña del Mar, Chile
Textile Art

1981 – 1982
School of Design, Universidad de Chile, Valparaíso, Chile
MFA, Graphic Design

1976 – 1977
Rock Art studies with renowned Archaeologist and Rock Art specialist Hans Niemeyer Santiago, Chile

1975
School of Fine Arts, Viña del Mar, Chile
Drawing, Painting and Art History

1972 – 1977
School of Design, Universidad de Chile, Valparaíso, Chile
Graphic Design

Awards, Grants and Research Trips

2015
Image detail of “My Ancient Land, ‘Elqui Valley II”, included in the book From Chile to the World: 70 years of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize (2015) edited by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois and Marjorie Agosin

Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York, USA

2002, 2003 and 2013
Independent studies of Gaudi’s Architecture and Art Museums
One month Travel to Barcelona, Spain

2000
Travel Grant to USA, sponsored by Foreign Affairs Department of Chilean Government, for a series of own exhibitions in Washington DC and Philadelphia PA

1996
Travel Grant to Ecuador, sponsored by Foreign Affairs Department of Chilean Government, for own Art Exhibition in Quito and research on indigenous Quechua culture and textiles (Salasaca, Cayambé and Otavalos)

1989
Two-month travel along Madrid, Barcelona, Gerona, and the Basque Country (Spain), studying art and culture
Honorable Invitation, International Art Encounter, “Primeras Jornades del Color” : Lecture Series and on-site Art works, drawing and painting at Pyreness Catalans, sponsored by Consell Comarcal Pallars Jussà, Catalonia, Spain
Rock Art research, Altamira caves, Santander, Spain
Critic’s Award, Association of Art Critics, Valparaíso, Chile

1980 – 1995
Rock Art research. On-site study, photographic documentation and graphic image recovering of: petroglyphs, geoglyphs and pictographs.
Ariquilda, cerros Unitas y Pintados, Azapa, Lluta y Valle del Encanto, Chile

Affiliations

Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis Maryland MD

I.A.A International Association of Art, UNESCO, Paris, France

APECH Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Chile (Association of Painters and Sculptors of Chile), Santiago, Chile

Grupo Textil Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
(during the 80’s)

Professional Experience

(partial list)
Fine Art

Artist-in-residence at Taller Espacio, Vina del Mar, Chile

Mural design and execution, a commissioned work for Larraín Architects Agency, Santiago, Chile

Stage design/ execution for concerts, commissioned work, Teatro Municipal, Viña del Mar, and Aula Magna Universidad Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

Design

Co-founder and co-director (with her husband Ricardo Guajardo) of Raimi Design, a graphic and textile design Philadelphia-based studio Graphic and textile design, illustration, printmaking and limited edition books for Arte Raimi, a studio co-founded and operated with her husband Ricardo Guajardo, Viña del Mar, Chile

Collaboration with Ligia Unanue Barcelona in clothing textile designs for Rosmari, Next Generation and Tutti Frutti, from Ellery stores, Spaghetti and Parafine (Spain and Japan) and Soleil, Spain

Clothing textile design inspired by pre-Columbian motifs, Taller Unanue, a studio co-founded and co-directed with her sister Ligia Unanue, Viña del Mar, Chile

Logo and corporate design for Kutralco Spa and Stores, Viña del Mar and Santiago, Chile

Graphic Designer, Design Department, Universidad Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

Design and production of Motivos de San Francisco, a book of poetry written by Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral and illustrated by artist Tatiana Alamos. Published by Corporación Cultural Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Research, writing, design, illustration and production of El Arte Rupestre Chileno, un encuentro con el hombre primitivo, a limited edition, silk-screened book published by Arte Raimi, Viña del Mar, Chile

Teaching

Textile art, design and composition, Taller Espacio, Viña del Mar, Chile

Children’s Art Educational Program, creator and teacher of holistic curriculum for pre-school students that includes painting, drawing, exposure to classical music, yoga exercises, and Spanish language acquisition, Philadelphia, PA

Pre-School in Studio Art Class, West Philadelphia Cooperative School, Philadelphia, PA

Greene Towne School, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
My Ancient Land, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Gloria Garafulich-Grabois

Journey: Catalonia & Euskadi, St. Asaph Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Curator: Gloria Garafulich-Grabois

2015
Mi Antigua Tierra/ My Ancient Land, Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain
Curator: Gloria Garafulich-Grabois

Mi Antigua Tierra/ My Ancient Land, Sala Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile

Mi Antigua Tierra/ My Ancient Land, Embassy of Chile Gallery, Washington DC
Curator: Gloria Garafulich

2014
From The New World, Itinerant exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Dos Mujeres Dos Gestos (Two Women Two Gestures): a two person exhibit, La Galería, Barcelona, Spain

Inner Codes Series, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Ancient New Codes II, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ancient New Codes, UCAL Gallery, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Labyrinths, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2008
Almost Forgotten Memory, St. Asaph Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia PA

2007
States of Enlightenment, University City Arts League UCAL Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2000
Vuelo Chamánico, Inter American Development Bank, Gallery, Washington DC

Signos Eternos, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Vuelo Chamánico, DHL World Wide Express Gallery, Santiago, Chile

Vuelo Chamánico, Marbella Resort Gallery, Con-Con, Chile

1997
Memoria Milenaria, Carmen Codoceo Gallery, La Serena. Chile

Memoria Milenaria, North American Institute, Santiago, Chile

1996
Ritual, El Farol Gallery, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Ritual, Guayasamín Foundation, Quito, Ecuador

1989
Nuestra Presencia, La Cumbre Gallery, Viña del Mar, Chile
With José Balcells
Curator: Raúl Everhard

Els Esperits Viatgers, Les Bernardes Gallery, Salt-Gerona, Catalonia, Spain

1988
Sin Título, Trazos Gallery, Viña del Mar, Chile

1987
Los Eternos Danzantes, Art Gallery, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

1986
Los Eternos Danzantes, El Farol Gallery, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

1985
Imágenes desde el Silencio, Goethe Institut, Santiago, Chile
With Ana María Espiñeira

1983
Arte Rupestre Chileno, Viña del Mar Gallery, Viña del Mar, Chile

Arte Rupestre Chileno, Enrico Bucci Gallery, Santiago, Chile

Group
2015
RiTUAL: Reading Room Biennial 2015, Heavy Bubble HBHQ, Philadelphia PA

2014
Snowflake Salon: Biennial Winter Invitational 2014, Heavy Bubble, Philadelphia PA

Annex Small Works Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Small Wonders, National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Juror: Marcus Civin, Maryland Institute College of Art

POST Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Large Format Art, 2nd Annual Open Juried, The Philadelphia Sketch Club Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artists Unite! Project Fishtown 2, Philadelphia PA

Si Tu Dolor fuera el mio y el mio tuyo / To benefit the victims of the mega fire in Valparaiso, Chile, North American Institute, Valparaiso, Chile

Si Tu Dolor fuera el mio y el mio tuyo / To benefit the victims of the mega fire in Valparaiso, Chile, Sala El Farol, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

71st Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham PA
Juror: Richard Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2013
RiTUAL: Reading Room Biennial 2015, Heavy Bubble HBHQ, Philadelphia PA

Small Wonders, National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Juror: Linda Simmons, curator Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Punto y Raya: Exhibition of Latin American Artists, WAWA Corporation Building, Red Roof Campus, Wawa, PA

POST Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Four Painters, Annex, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Member Exhibition / InLIquid, PPAC, Second State, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia PA

2012
POST Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dialogo 365, CARPE DIEM, A Latin American Art Exhibition, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2011
POST Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dialogo 365, A Latin American Art Exhibition, Crane Art Building and Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA

2010
3rd Street Gallery Annual Group Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009
Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

On the Fringe of Fiber, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Annual Members Exhibition, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY

My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Fiber Artists: Philadelphia #5, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Kathryn Pannepacker

2007
POST Preview Invitational, Freeman’s Auction House, Philadelphia, PA

Vivid Colors of Summer, Near & Far Furniture and Gallery Store, Philadelphia, PA

My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Roles, Rites, & Rituals: Customs, Relationships, and Body Image, Pen and Brush Galleries, New York, NY
Juror: Diana Kurz

Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition, Smithtown Township Arts Council at the Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
Juror: Lynn Felsher

2006
Across the City Line: POST Preview, St. Asaph Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pure Painting, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Juried International Exhibition
Juror: Gladys Nilsson

Fiber Artists: Philadelphia, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Kathryn Pannepacker

Exhibit 4, InLiquid at the Bride, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Across the City Line: POST Preview, St. Asaph’s Church, Philadelphia, PA

2004
First Impressions, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2000
Miniatures 2000, Art and Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Invitational

2000, Neruda en el Arte, Neruda’s Foundation, Valparaíso, Isla Negra and Santiago, Chile
Invitational Travelling Exhibition

Miniatures 2000, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

1996
Contemporary Textile Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

Eco-Feria’ 96, National Art Encounter, Estación Mapocho Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

Mujeres en el Arte, Argentinean and Chilean Artists, Biblioteca Severín, Valparaíso, Chile
Invitational

1995
Un Tiempo para el Arte, Cultural Center, Viña del Mar, Chile,
Invitational

1992
Un tiempo para el Arte, Railroad of Chile
Invitational Travelling Exhibition

1990
Enart ‘90”, National Art Encounter, Estación Mapocho Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

El Arte y La Defensa de la Tierra, Cultural Center, Viña del Mar, Chile
organizer and participant

1988
Palau de Caramany, Gerona, Catalonia, Spain
Invitational

Juried III Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Muncipal Art Gallery, Valparaíso, Chile

1987
Juried VIII International Art Biennial, Muncipal Art Gallery, Valparaí so, Chile

Juried IX National Fine Arts Exhibition, EL Farol Gallery, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

1986
Juried II Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Muncipal Art Gallery, Valparaíso, Chile

1985
Juried VII National Fine Arts Exhibition, EL Farol Gallery, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Contemporary Textile Art, North American Institute, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

Contemporary Textile Art, Aztoreca Palace Gallery, Iquique, Chile
Invitational

1984
Chilean Contemporary Textile Art, General San Martín Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Invitational

Contemporary Textile Art, Universidad de La Serena Gallery, Chile
Invitational

1983
El Arte y la Sobrevivencia del Planeta, National History Museum, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

Contemporary Textile Art, Goethe Institut, Santiago, Chile
Invitational

Other
2013
Barcelona Open Studio: Jacqueline & Ligia Unanue, Ligia Unanue studio, Barcelona, Spain

2012
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Jacqueline Unanue, Ignacio Guajardo-Unanue & Shirley Thomas, Philadelphia, PA

2011
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Alexa de los Reyes & Jacqueline Unanue, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Philadelphia Artists for Chile, Fundraising Art Auction, Helping Earthquake victims, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Organizer and participant

4th Biennial Invitational Exhibition Benefit: Dear Fleisher, 4×6 Inches of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Inliquid Benefit v.11, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2009
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Inliquid 10×10, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2008
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

inliquid benefit v.8.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2007
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

inliquid benefit v.7.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2006
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

inliquid benefit v.6.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

16th Annual A Show of Hands, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2005
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Design
2010
Printsource New York, Textile and Surface Design Exhibition, through Raimi Design, represented by Sidney and Sam, New York, NY
2009
Printsource New York, Textile and Surface Design Exhibition, through Raimi Design, represented by Sidney and Sam, New York, NY
Surtex, Art and Design Exhibition, through Raimi Design, represented by Sidney and Sam, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

Collections and Public Works

The PNC Bank Tower Collection, Pittsburgh PA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Les Bernardes Gallery, Salt-Gerona, Catalonia, Spain
Consell Comarcal del Pallars Jussa, Catalonia, Spain
Diners Club Collection, Quito, Ecuador
Corporación Cultural, Viña del Mar, Chile
Guayasamín Foundation Collection, Quito, Ecuador
Modern Art Museum M.A.M, Universidad de Valparaíso,Valparaíso, Chile
National History Museum, Santiago, Chile
Chilean Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Santiago, Chile
National Library, Santiago, Chile
Universidad de Concepción, Fine Arts Gallery, Concepción, Chile
North American Institute Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile
Del Lago, Casino – Hotel Collection, Pucón, Chile

Private Collections

Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, United States, Spain and Germany

Bibliography

2015
“Pintora chilena vuelve a sus origenes con ‘Mi Antigua Tierra'”, Arte y Espectáculos, El Mercurio de Valparaíso, Chile, Jueves 23 de Abril, 2015

Wren, Celia “Homage to Chilean Music,” WASHINGTON POST, Washington DC, USA, March 27, 2015

Hidalgo-Ayala, Ximena “Latinoamericana en las Artes y la Cultura,” Impacto Latino, New York, March 5, 2015

2007
Ledger, Martha, “Art that Rocks”, University City Review, Philadelphia, PA, November 7

2004
Levy, Marlene, “Signatures of Civilization: Paintings by Jacqueline Unanue and Tremain Fisher”, University City Review, Philadelphia, PA, August 4

Strauss, R.B., “First Friday in August? You bet”, University City Review, Philadelphia, PA, August 4

2000
“Miniatures 2000”, Hellen Drutt Gallery, USA and Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, tour exhibition catalog

“El 2000 de Pablo Neruda”, El Mercurio, Valparaíso, Chile, January 2, newspaper

1997
Córdoba, Ximena, “Memoria Milenaria”, Vivienda y Decoración, El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, September 6, magazine

Swinburn, Gema, “Guía de Exposiciones Instituto Norteamericano”, El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, May 25, newspaper

1996
“Arte Textil Contemporáneo en Chile”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, exhibition catalog

Rodríguez, Eugenio, “Ritual de Jacqueline Unanue”, El Mercurio, Valparaíso, Chile, December 22, newspaper

“Ritual”, Fundación Guayasamín, Quito, Ecuador, exhibition catalog

1989
“Jornades del Color”, Pallars Jussà, Catalonia, Spain, catalog

Madrenys, Pere, “El Personatge: Jacqueline Unanue”, Apunts, Gerona, Spain, October 31, newspaper

1987
Maack, Ana María, “Encuentro con el Ancestral Lenguaje”, El Sur, Concepción, Chile, December 20, newspaper

1986
Donoso, Alvaro, “Los Eternos Danzantes”, El Mercurio, Valparaíso, Chile, May 17, newspaper

1985
Labowitz, Pedro, “Drei Aussteller”, In Goethe Institut, El Cóndor, Santiago, Chile, November 23, newspaper

Bindis, Ricardo, “Dos Exposiciones Singulares”, Tercera de la Hora, Santiago, Chile, November 24, newspaper

1983
“Huellas, El Chileno Primitivo”, Revista Hoy, Santiago, Chile, October 5 to 11, magazine

 

 


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