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Alida Cervantes

2014-15 Alice C. Cole '42 Fellow: Alida Cervantes
Painting by Alida Cervantes
All paintings by Alida Cervantes. Photos by Samara Pearlstein.


Alida Cervantes is a Mexican artist who lives and works in the Tijuana and San Diego border region. Born in San Diego, CA, she was raised in Tijuana, Mexico, and grew up on both sides of the border. Her paintings, drawings, and performance work draw inspiration from class, race, and gender relations in colonial and present-day Mexico. Cervantes earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego (1995), then studied at Scuola di Arte Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy, for two years. In 2013, she earned her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Charles Saatchi, London collections.

3 paintings by Alida Cervantes

One tiny and one large painting by Alida Cervantes

painting by Alida Cervantes with large potted plant installation

oak leaf border

Majas, cambujas y virreinacas, Alida Cervantes' exhibition at the Mills Gallery, Boston (April 14 - June 25, 2017)

Alida Cervantes' website

oak leaf border

Sophie Lee was chosen to be the 2014-15 Alice C. Cole Visiting Artist.