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Viviana Paredes (San Francisco) works with glass and organic materials that are steep in cultural traditions to create mixed media glass sculptures and installations. Her work has been widely exhibited in California, nationally, and throughout Mexico. Her work was featured in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The US / Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility at The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles and was later exhibited as part of US/ Mexico Border at Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France. Her work has been collected by the AltaMed Art Collection based in Los Angeles, and was part of a multigenerational group exhibit, Construyendo Puentes Building Bridges: Chicano/Mexican Art from Los Angeles to Mexico, which opened in Mexico City at Museo Carrillo Gil. Viviana’s artworks are currently part of In Your Face: Chicano Art After CARA during the Festival Internacional Cervantino, completing a European exhibition tour in partnership with the Mexican Embassies of Italy, Germany, and Spain. Her seminal work My Pocha Tongues, was collected by the Don Julio Tequila company and gifted to the Mexican Museum of San Francisco as part of the traveling exhibit Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio. Her most recent solo show Alimentos: Glasswork by Viviana Paredes, exhibited at the Triton Museum Art in Santa Clara, California. She was and Artist in Residence at Recology San Francisco and was Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum of San Francisco. She was awarded with an Individual Artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2017 and was recently awarded with the 2021 Eureka Fellowship from the San Francisco Fleishhacker Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in sculpture from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Awards & Fellowshps

Awards & Fellowships 


Walter and Elise Haas Fund & The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Eureka Fellowship

Fleishhacker Foundation


Individual Artist Grant

San Francisco Arts Commission


Artist in Residency

The de Young Museum


Artist in Residency Program


Creative Work Fund

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