Miñán Fitzgerald

Christopher Miñán Fitzgerald translates intimate watercolors into large-scale paintings to explore our capacity for hope in the face of incomprehensible tragedy. Engaging with patients of intensive care units, his portraits oscillate between an overall image and individual passages of light evoking the luminosity of stained glass.
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Miñán Fitzgerald earned his MFA in 2012 from Penn State School of Visual Arts following residences at Yale University Summer School of Art and Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy. Noted by Austin Chronicle visual arts writer Rachel Koper as one of her "favorite individual artists of 2004" and "favorite artists by body of work in 2005," he was shortlisted for Austin Museum of Art's 22-To-Watch exhibition (2005), the Arthouse Texas Prize (2006), and the Hunting Art Prize (2014). His paintings are featured in the New American Paintings publication and the White Columns Artist Registry. Miñán Fitzgerald has exhibited throughout the United States with guest lectures at the Austin Museum of Art (Austin), University of Alberta (Edmonton), Seattle Pacific University (Seattle), Olympic College (Bremerton), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton), and Wells College (Aurora). Fitzgerald is currently associate professor at Concordia University Texas in Austin.