Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
© Tania Jazz Alvarez
I make large, colorful, messy figurative paintings that tell stories and celebrate the underdog. I use found objects, as well as wood panels and canvases. The poetry of the street plays an important role in my art; from what I paint on, to what I paint with, to my subject matter, my art conveys both liberation and pride toward my Hispanic culture. When I create, I allow the paint to be true to its physical properties. I am aggressive and free in my painting and mark-making. If my paintings begin to appear “sophisticated,” I find ways to manipulate them. I set up expectations then defy them. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.
Alvarez, Tania Jazz, "Minority Report" (2010). CGU MFA Theses. Paper 4.