Ileana Tejada:

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

1987 - Bellflower, CA


2015 Masters of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute

2012 BFA Fine Art, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, CA BS Kinesiology



2019 Soloflex, Red Zone LA, Los Angeles, CA

Reality Under Construction, The Circus Collective, Denver, CO.

2018  Solo Pop Up Punk Anarchy Show, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017   Eastern Michigan University’s Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Winter Group Exhibition, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA

Enigma, MRG Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Second Annual 4%ers Exhibition, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA 

Order + Chaos, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA 

La Pocha Nostra, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Fort Mason- San Francisco, CA

Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism, CB1 Gallery- Los Angeles, CA

Strength & Struggle, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History- Santa Cruz, CA


Edge Effect, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Exhibition- San Francisco, CA


Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, SoMA Arts, San Francisco, CA

Projected Personas, SoMA Arts – San Francisco, CA

Engendering Performance, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA SFICA Breakaway, Sports Basement, San Francisco, CA

Swoll Show, SFAI Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Catalogues and Publications


"INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Issue #7/8. Sports


Rabbit Rabbit, Transitions, #01

New American Paintings, No.123, MFA Annual


MFA Now: Archive Project/ Juried Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 2014 Engendering Performance at SFAI- A Call and Response, San Francisco Art Institute

Artist in Residence


Marble House Projects, Dorset, VT

ACRE, Steuben, WI

Awards and Recognitions


SFAI Amir Esfahani Graduate Studio Fellowship

Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Painting- San Francisco Art Institute

Finalist, Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship


Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship and the Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bourdeaux Cadogan Scholarship Award




Black, Brock, "Meet the Women Behind Oaklands Sprawling 4%ers Group Exhibition." The Hundreds, September 2, 2016


Radlick, Michael. “Edge Effect” SFAI’s MFA Exhibition.” Juxtapoz Magazine, May 13. Web.