Artist Biography

Angel Fernandez was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.  He grew up in the northern region of Chihuahua before coming to Fort Worth, Texas.  From an early age he accompanied his uncle German to his fabrication shop where Fernandez was exposed to object making.  Additional visual influences include the statuary programs in Catholic Churches and the fantastic images found in various religious literatures.

Fernandez attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture.  During his four years at Texas Wesleyan University Fernandez was named Outstanding Art Major in the department and was a leader among his peers.

Fernandez moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts where he attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from their three year Master’s program.  During the nearly four years Fernandez spent in Massachusetts he traveled several times to Europe and experienced the Venice Biennale, Rome’s Vatican Museum, Galleria Borghese, and numerous other institutions in Italy, Germany, and Austria. 

Aside from his professional artistic career, Fernandez has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, at Tarrant County College at the Southeast and Northwest campuses.  His current position is Associate Professor of Art at Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth.