Fernando Orellana


Currently an Assistant Professor developing an electronic art program at Union College in Schenectady, NY, Fernando Orellana uses new and traditional media as a way of transmitting concepts that range from generative art to socialpolitical commentary. He has recently exhibited at the Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY, Exit Art, New York, New York, LABoral, Gijon, Spain, The Tang Museum of Art, Saratoga Springs, NY, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL, The Ark, Dublin, Ireland, and The Biennial of Electronic Art, Perth, Australia.
His work is part of several art collections including the Richard and Ellen Sandor family collection Chicago, IL., Leslie Lerner Collection Kansas City, KS, The Ohio State University Student Union Collection, and The Western Michigan University Collection.
He has been reviewed in a variety of publications and catalogs including ARTnews, Digital by Design, EMERGENTES, Art in America, Art Review, Slashdot, We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Todayʼs Machining World, MAKE:Technology on your Time, Technikart Futur, Wired Online, CNN, and NPR,WBEZ.
He was recently awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (NYFA) in Digital/Electronic Arts.
He received a Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was born in El Salvador, San Salvador in 1973

2009 Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), “Slow Wave” (group show), Troy, NY
2009 Tweak - Interactive Art and Live Electronic Music Festival (group show), Limerick, Ireland
2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow (NYFA) Digital/Electronic Arts
2009 Carrie Haddad Gallery, “Frolic”, (group show), Hudson, NY
2009 Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009 Fundación Telefónica, “Emergentes” (group show), Santigo, Chile
2009 Shelnutt Gallery - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Intermission” (solo show), Troy, NY
2009 NEXUS/Foundation, “Unintended Uses” (group show), Philadelphia, PA
2008 Fundación Telefónica, “Emergentes” (group show), Lima, Peru
1973 Born in El Salvador, San Salvador /