Alejandra Amerena, has deeply and passionately explored color through painting on silk, a fiber that she considers the perfect canvas to capture its vibrant colors that always recall the joie de vivre and the taste of light in everyday life.
He inherits the importance of context in the creativity of his father, a civil engineer, and appreciates the grace of his mother's imperfection, dedicated to the design of silver jewelry, from whom he preserves and enjoys his personal values.
Having grown up in the city of Cuernavaca, he traveled to Florence, Italy to learn different textile disciplines such as: printing, batik and silk painting. She returns to Mexico excited about studying textile design at the Universidad Iberoamericana, with the idea of collaborating with Mexican artisans; which concludes with her thesis project related to the cross stitch embroidery of the Huasteca Veracruzana, for which she was invited to present it to The 80th Textile Institute World Conference, Manchester, England.
Art education has been a complement to her passion for encouraging children to connect with their own creativity, which was triggered by her projects in the masterful summer courses at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.
His characteristic and particular sense of humor reflected in his art attributes it to the light and freshness of Cuernavaca mornings, the flavors of the food and the people with whom he interacts. Which at the same time considers the undisputed inspiration of his personal project.
His favorite painter and whose influence he proudly recognizes is Vicente Gandía, with whom he lived for many years of his life and who was his teacher not only of color and light, but of observation and generosity.
Alejandra Amerena's painting is fresh and vibrant. She always appeals to the simple details of life because, as she herself confesses, “I want the simple to never cease to amaze me”.
1991 Black and white photography. "La Villa" Art School. Cuernavaca, Mor.
1992-1993 Silk painting, textile printing and batik. "Fuji Studio". Florence, Italy.
1993 History of the Art of Florence. "University of Florence". Florence, Italy.
1993-1998 Degree in Textile Design. / Ibeoamerican University. Mexico City.
1996-2000 Collaboration in the area of Pedagogical Services for summer courses "Following the footprint of our Gods", "Where the water ran" and "A mural in my backpack". Old College of San Ildefonso. Mexico City.
2000 Presentation of the thesis "Collection of Ceremony Dresses with Embroidery from Chicontepec" at "The 80th Textile Institute World Conference". Manchester, England.
2006 Exhibition of silk painting at the "El Reposado" cooking school, Cuernavaca, Mor.
2012 Fabric painting workshop and product development. Women's House, DIF Querétaro, Qro.
2012 Limited Edition "Querétaro Ámbar" for the Government of the State of Querétaro.
2013 Limited Edition "Iconography of Querétaro" for the Government of the State of Querétaro.
2014 Limited Edition "Cuernavaca" for the Government of the State of Morelos.
2014 Limited Edition "Paliacate de Zapata" for the Government of the State of Morelos.
2014 Limited Edition "Paliacate de Morelos" for the Government of the State of Morelos.
2015 Second Limited Edition "Paliacate de Zapata" for the Government of the State of Morelos.
2015 Donation of work "Chuza contra el Cancer" Mexico City.
2016 Silk Painting Workshop. Casa Manzano, Cuernavaca, Mor.
2017 Silk Painting Workshop. Cuernavaca Mor.
2017 Silk Painting Workshop. Border Cultural Center. Mexico City.
2017 Color on Fabric Workshop. Tepoztlán, Mor. 2017 Donation of work "Pie de Casa", Tepoztlán, Mor.
2018 Silk Painting Workshop, Tepoztlán, Mor.
2018 Limited Edition "Rodiezmo" for a commemorative event for the Spanish community. Mexico City.
2019 Limited Edition "Love in Tulum" for wedding. Tulum, Quintana Roo.
2019 Course of Mexican Ancestral Natural Dyes, Mexico City.
2019-2020 Collective exhibition "Emiliano" in the Borda Garden of Cuernavaca, Mor.
2021 Collective exhibition "Emiliano" at the Casa Zapata Museum, Anenecuilco, Mor.
2021 Face-to-face Individual Exhibition of Painting on Silk "Seed Effect" Museum of Contemporary Indigenous Art of Cuernavaca, Morelos. Mexico.