Javiera Estrada

Javiera Estrada

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Javiera Estrada

Multi-media artist Javiera Estrada was born in Mexico in 1981 and moved to the United States in 1989. Her childhood was heavily influenced by her training in classical piano and violin, which continues to inspire her aesthetic today. She attended Santa Monica College and received her Certificate of Photography in 2009. Estrada’s broad scope of work is a reflection of memories that she has shaped into her reality. A seeker of the spiritual, Estrada believes that every piece of art created is a self-portrait, a physical expression of that inner nameless world our soul inhabits. Using photography as her main visual medium, the sound of the camera's click offers her the perfect confluence between the real and the ethereal. A multifarious artist, Estrada’s creative expression encompasses traditional photography, mixed media, sculpture, installation, and film.

Estrada has exhibited in galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work is part of private and corporate collections internationally. In 2014 she won Art Slant’s Juried Competition, was a 2015 finalist for the Emerging Focus Competition, and is the 2017 winner of the ND Awards Fine Art Category. Estrada made her first short film in 2017 entitled, The Dream, which was selected in Best of Shorts at the Carmel International Film Festival. In 2020, her solo show in Las Vegas was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Commendation for the Arts from the United States Congress. Estrada currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Education

Santa Monica College Photography Program 2005-2008

Exhibitions

2020 Solo Show "Dreams of Ink and Flowers" Las Vegas, NV
2019 Mural Installation, SOHO HOUSE, L.A, CA
2018 Saatchi Art Fair, LA, (Oct.) CA
2018 Solo Show, In the Bedroom, (June), Skye Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2018 Solo Show, Nocturnal Visions (May) Show Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2018 Juried Show Analogue Project, L.A, CA
2018 Juried Show MOPLA, L.A, CA
2018 Affordable Art Fair, London
2018 Constructed Saatchi Group Show (Feb.), L.A CA
2017 Saatchi + Ebay Exhibition London
2016 Photo L.A (Jan.) L.A, CA
2015 Solo Show Pillars of Creation (Sept-Oct) Boite Noire Gallery, Pacific Design Center
2015 Photo Basel, (June) Basel, Switzerland
2015 Affordable Art Fair (June) Hong Kong, China
2015 Affordable Art Fair, (May) Singapore, Singapore
2015 Photo Independent (May) L.A, CA
2015 Solo Show Fathom Gallery(April) L.A CA
2015 Photo L.A (Jan.)L.A CA
2014 Solo Show “Salt + Sea” (June-Sept) Laemlee, Pasadena, CA
2014 Group Show (May)”Mysterious Flight” 508 Gallery, SM, CA
2014 Photo Independent (April) West Hollywood, CA
2014 Juried Group Show Create Fixate (March 8) "I Art You" L.A, CA

2014 Javiera + Emma Ferreira (Feb.1-March 1) "UNION" Silent Gallery, SM, CA
2013 Group Show (Oct.10-Nov.10) "Seeing Buddha"  508 Gallery, SM, CA
2013  Group Show  (April 11-May 11 2013) "Horses" Ethos Gallery, L.A, CA
2013  Mopla Group Show (April 10-June 10)  "Pin-Up" Robert Berman Gallery, SM, CA
2013 Juried Group Show (Feb.23-March 23) "A Beautiful Oblivion" 508 Gallery, SM, CA
2013 Photo L.A (Jan.17-21)  Art Capitol, L.A, CA
2012 Photo L.A ( Jan.17-21  Smashbox, L.A, CA
2012 Juried Group Show (April 28th) "Snap Flash" Create Fixate, L.A, CA
2011 Juried Group Show (Dec.8)"Face-Off" Smashbox Studios, Hollywood, CA  2nd Place
2011 Juried Group Show (April 9) "Rise" Create Fixate, L.A, CA
2011 Group Show (Jan. 28-April. 1) "Human Curve" Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
2011 Juried Exhibition by Craig Krull Jan. 23-Feb.23) "Photography" Topanga Art Gallery, CA
2010 Solo Show (Dec.11-Feb.23) "CROWNS + VEILS" M2 Gallery, L.A CA
2010  Juried Exhibition (August 26) "Pro'jekt LA" Lucie Foundation, L.A CA
2010   Juried Exhibition (April 29-May 29) "MOPLA Group Show" SmashBox Studio, L.A CA
2009   Group Exhibition (Oct.  25) "Unique Techniques"  The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City,CA
2009   Group Exhibition (Sept. 26)  "Snap Flash", Create Fixate, L.A, CA (3rd Place for Best in Show)
2009   Group Exhibition (July1-31) "Live Nude Girls", Tracy Park Gallery, Malibu, CA
2009   Group Exhibition (May 3-29) "Dirty", Cathexis, Trim, Abbot Kinney, CA 
2008   Group Exhibition (May 31-June 6), "Cathexis", Venice, CA



AWARDS

Finalist in Cirque de Soleil Technology Meets Art Competition 2015
Top Finalist Focus Photo L.A Competition 2015
1st Showcase Winner ART SLANT Juried Exhibit 2014
2nd Place in Smashbox Studio "FACE_OFF" Juried Show 2011
Color Finalist in Photographer's FORUM Competition for Emerging Photographers, 2010
3rd Place for Best in Show, Create Fixate Juried Show 2010
Recipient of SMC's tri-annual grant for one year mentorship program 2009
Award of Excellence Recipient of SMC's College Student Grant in Photography 2008