Juana Alicia

Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2021


Juana Alicia has been creating murals and working as a printmaker, sculptor, illustrator, and
studio painter for over thirty years. Her style, akin to genres of contemporary Latin American literary
movements, can be characterized as magical and social realism, and her work addresses issues of social
justice, gender equality, environmental crisis, and the power of resistance and revolution. The artist has
been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Windcall Residency, Master Muralist Award from Precita
Eyes, and a Woman of Fire Award, among other recognitions. Her sculptural and painted public
commissions (individual and collaborative) can be seen in Nicaragua, Mexico, Pennsylvania, and in many
parts of California, most notably in San Francisco. They include Sanarte at U.C.S.F. Medical Center;
Santuario at the San Francisco International Airport; La Llorona’s Sacred Waters at 24th and York
Streets in the Mission of San Francisco; the Maestrapeace mural of the San Francisco Women’s Building,
and Gemelon at the Metropolitan Technical University in Mérida, Mexico. Juana Alicia, in collaboration
with her sister muralists, has recently published MAESTRAPEACE: San Francisco’s Monumental
Feminist Mural, through Heyday Books, and is now collaborating with Tirso G. Araiza on a graphic
novel, La X’Taabay. She is currently the recipient of the Golden Capricorn Award from the San Francisco
Arts Commission (SFAC), which will include a solo exhibition at the SFAC Main Gallery in the summer
of 2020.

Women's Building, 1994