Born in Santa Ana, CA, 1973.
Lives and works in Los Olivos, CA.

1999 Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate University, CA
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Fullerton, CA
1994-5 Scuola di Nudo, Florence, Italy

2015 "Arranging Family", Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2014 "Arranging Family", ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2010 "World According to Xavier", ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2007 "Man", Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 "Man", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 "Bear Studies", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "Still Lifes", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "Friends", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
  Travels to: Americas Society, New York, NY (June 2015-October 2105)
                    National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM (Nov 2015-March 2016)
Jokes of Nature, Redline, Denver, CO (September-October)
ArtPrize: Nature/Nurture, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (September)
2014 "Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA (May 25 2014 - September 14, 2014)
"Hyper-resemblances", Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY (April 22, 2014 - June 7, 2014)
"Late Harvest", Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV (September 27, 2014 - January 18, 2015)
2011 "Human Nature", Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010 “California Biennial”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009 “Intelligent Design”, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
2008 "Phantom Sightings: - Art After the Chicano Movement", Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Traveled to:
        2008 Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  2009 Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Texas
Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  2010 El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY
"Acclimatation", Villa Arson, Nice, France
2007 "Body Double", Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"In the Dermisphere", Williamson Gallery at Art Center College, Pasadena, CA
"Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006",
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 "Cavities", Main Gallery, CSU, Fullerton, CA
"Witness Protection", Robert V. Fullerton Museum, CSU, San Bernardino, CA
2004 "Borderland", JCCC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, KS
"Domestic Odyssey", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
"Birdspace:A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary", Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, LA
2003 "Still Life, Still Here", Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2001 "Cyborg Manifesto or The Joy of Artifice", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Late Harvest, Nevada Art Museum, Hirmer.
2011 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, DelMonico Books.
2008 "Phantom Sightings", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UC Press.
2007 "Sculpture Today", edited by Judy Collins, published by Phaidon.
2006 "Witness Protection", essay by Thomas McGovern, published by Robert V. Fullerton Museum.
2004 "Birdspace", essay by David S. Rubin, published by Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.
"Domestic Odyssey", published by San Jose Museum of Art.
2002 "Art Tomorrow", edited by Edward Lucie-Smith, published by Terrail.

2015 Tommaney, Susie. "Arranging Family", Houston Press, January 14.
2014 Mizota, Sharon. "Carlee Fernandez @ ACME. LA Times, March 6.
2010 Knight, Christopher. "Carlee Fernandez @ ACME Gallery", LA Times, Sept 30.
Ollman, Leah. Review, Art in America, December.
Doktorczyk-Donohue, Marlena. Review, Art Ltd., November.
Warchol, Kit. Review, Modern Painters.
2008 Chang, Richard. “A banner year for an O.C. woman,” OC Register, June 6
Ramade, Bénédicte. “Éco-pastille,” 02 Magazine.
2007 Lippens, Nate. "Fernandez's homage to 'Man' is envy without the bitterness"
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan 19.
2006 "Carlee Fernandez", Cover,, Issue 38.
Kinney, Tulsa. "Fernandez Talks About the New Beast in Her Art", Artillery, December.
Black, Ezrha Jean. "Her Father is the "Man" Among Men", Artillery, December.
2004 Nelson, Arty. "The Bear Essentials," LA Weekly, November 12-18.
Kurtz, Katie. "Animals and Anatomy", The Stranger, Sept. 30.
Baker, Kenneth. "Little 'Repentances,' Blurry Details Show Art's Proper Place," SF Chronicle, Aug 14.
2002 Kelly, Bill. "Interview with emerging artist Carlee",, November.
Scarborough, James. "Carlee Fernandez at Acuna-Hansen Gallery", Artweek, November.
2001 Duncan, Michael. "Carlee Fernandez at Acuña-Hansen", Art in America, December.

2014 An Artist Explores Her Identity Through Portraits, CCTV America, Smithsonian.
Artist Carlee Fernandez in "Staging the Self", Smithsonian.
2008 Lacma/Phantom Sightings: Carlee Fernandez, Edited by Jun Tiangco.
2002 Tracks: Carlee Fernandez, Edited by Ira Wedel, Arte (German/French television channel), May.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Los Angeles County Art Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2008 California Community Foundation
2000 Fulbright Fellowship Awardee