From July 25 to August 17 Jacqueline Unanue is featuring in:
50th Forever In Gallery and Online Exhibition | A 50th Anniversary Members Exhibition of Maryland Federation of Art | Circle Gallery
Image: Magical Journey I | 2018 | acrylic on canvas | 20”x 20” (51x 51 cm)
In her recent series, Magical Journey, Jacqueline Unanue has intentionally changed her palette from earthy colors to luminous ones. These new vibrant colors show significant contrast with the darkness of the current historical moment. Through these new paintings, Unanue is making a magical journey in a similar way to those who made prehistoric rock art using paintings and engravings to reach or obtain what they desired. In her case, she wishes to reach both individual and collective idyllic happiness and peace that is, in some way, her "political act.”
Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry living and working in Philadelphia PA since 2000.
Unanue studied design at the Universidad de Chile de Valparaíso, as well as training in drawing, painting, art history and textile art. While a student, she became interested in the rock art found in her native country. Together with her husband Ricardo Guajardo, also a designer and graphic artist, she traveled extensively through Chile’s Atacama Desert, doing on-site rock art research. She also traveled to Spain to study the pre-historic paintings of the Altamira caves in the Basque Country, which being the home of her paternal ancestors, connected her to her roots.
In addition to numerous individual and group exhibitions in Chile since 1983, Unanue has also exhibited in Spain, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, and the United States—in galleries in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. Her work can also be found in many private collections in the Americas and Europe. In 2015, she received the Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York.
She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Ricardo Guajardo. She is represented by the 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia.