Fausto Fernandez was born in El Paso, Texas and lived in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for his first 25 years. He’s lived and created art in Phoenix Arizona for over a decade and relocated to Los Angeles California in the spring of 2012.
He spent his first twenty-five years as a resident of Mexico, continuing his education through high school in Juarez then crossing the border on a regular basis to study at the University of Texas in El Paso where he received a BFA in graphic design and a BFA in painting.
His works are colorful, decorative mixed-media collages that depict tools, machines and aviation renderings. He uses blue prints, maps, wall paper, ashphalt ,spray paint, acrylic paint and instructional materials as backgrounds in some of his paintings with overlays of bold graphic designs figuring the foreground. The works are decorative with conceptual ideas about relationships.
His work has been chosen for inclusion in the Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center, The Tucson Museum of Art permanent collection, Tempe Center for the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum permanent collection, The Heard Museum permanent collection, The Smithsonian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York and The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. He received the Erni Cabat Award at the Arizona Biennial 2011 at the Tucson Museum of Art for the most beautiful painting.
In 2008 he was selected to design a public art terrazzo floor for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International to be completed in March 2012.
Fernandez is currently represented in Arizona by Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale.