Jacqueline Chanda

Jacqueline Chanda

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jacqueline’s talent for drawing was discovered when she was seven years old. From there, a scholarship, took her to UCLA where she studied painting and drawing and obtained her undergraduate degree. During her time at UCLA she had the privilege of studying with Richard Diebenkorn who greatly influenced her approach to painting. Graduate school led Jacqueline to Paris, France, where she studied visual arts, art education and plastic arts, theory and aesthetics at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts and the Sorbonne University. While in graduate school at the Sorbonne, she participated in open studio at the Académie de Port-Royal. During this period she exhibited, at the Grand Palais, at the Galerie Louis Soulanges. Upon graduation her attention turned to building her academic career in art education. After 28 years of art education teaching and higher education administration she decided to return to her initial love, making art. She is now a full time artist living in Tucson, AZ. In addition, to being the recipient of a Professional Development Grant, from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, she has completed one artist residency at Hypatia in the Woods and will be a fellow at the International Women’s Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico for an artist residency. She has participated in one international and several local and national exhibitions. These include invitational, juried group shows and solo exhibitions. Publications about her artwork have appeared in the Cliente Magazine of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, in the Sonoran Arts Network art review, the Tubac Gallery guide and Lovin Life After 50. She is represented by Mas y Mas Gallery in Tubac, the Toscana Gallery and Studio in Oro Valley, and Art House Centro in Tucson.

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