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Holly Cerna

Visual Artist 

Austin, TX / Baltimore, MD

Holly Cerna (1998) graduated with a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in May of 2020. Her work consists of oil and acrylic paintings. Narrative and art historical references come together in her paintings that have an emotional and intimate feel to them. Her work explores the effects that social technologies (image sharing and social media) have on contemporary American society. Her more recent body of work explores how color relates to emotion and light as a representation of the soul or consciousness.  

Education

 

2016-2020

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Baltimore, MD

BFA in Painting, 2020

2012-2016

McCallum High School
Academy of Fine Art

Austin, TX 

Awards 

2020

2018-2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

Social Distancing Editors Pick #5

New American Paintings

​Tylden Streett Scholarship, MICA  

Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship, MICA

Freda Eichelberger Scholarship, MICA

Presidential Scholarship, MICA

NAHS Scholarship, MICA

NAHS Scholarship, MICA

Exhibitions 

2020

2020

2020

2019

2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

2014

New American Paintings
Online Publication

 

Serving The People BFA Virtual Show   

https://stp.world/collections/bfa-show-2020/products/his-glow

Senior Exhibition I

Fred Lazarus Center, Baltimore, MD

 

Painting Selected for Permanent Display Jules Maidoff Gallery, Florence, Italy 

“Mixed Salad” MICA/SACI Exhibition
Jules Maidoff Gallery Florence, Italy 

Juried Undergraduate Show

Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD​​

 

Camp Doublecreek Mural Painting
Round Rock, TX 

 

Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD 

Painting Selected for Permanent Display

MICA Office of Diversity, Baltimore, MD  

Karen Warshall Portrait Show

Fox 2 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Karen Warshall Anatomy Show

Main Building, Baltimore, MD  

 

Dr. Seuss Mural Painting

McCallum High School , Austin, TX 

Publications

2020

New American Paintings 150th West Addition