EDUCATION


2013 Ph.D. Arts, Health and Society - summa cum laude European Graduate School EGS in Saas-Fee, Switzerland Dissertation: The Effects of Expressive Arts on Decision-Making: Sensemaking in Situations of Complexity and Ambiguity.


2005-2007 Certificate in Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change - Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco, California, USA. 400 hours.


2001 Master of Arts in the Humanities California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, California, USA Thesis: "Sociological Content of the Paintings of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo: The Plight of the Disabled, Feminism and her political ideology.


1994 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, USA Academic Achievement Award, fall 1993 - European Tour for Engineering Student sponsored by Texas A&M and Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany, 1991



2017 – 2021



Board Member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association IEATA

Artists Committee

https://www.ieata.org/board-of-directors


Person Centered Expressive Arts - Therapy Program Associate Faculty https://www.nrogers.com/Partners.html


The Flamenco Poets Society Bilingual Literary Performances. Music, dance and bilingual poetry readings, Houston, Texas, USA https://theflamencopoetssociety.org/readers-supporters/


Houston Community College Professor Humanities Department https://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/lorena.fernandez


Expressive Arts Workshops Amsterdam, the Netherlands - De Roos https://www.roos.nl/author/lorenafernandez/


Research: The Effects of Expressive Arts on Decision-Making: Sensemaking in Situations of Complexity and Ambiguity, European Graduate School EGS, 2012 https://egs.academia.edu/LorenaFernandez


PRESS

Outsmart Magazine - Pulse Nightclub Victims Honored in Texas 2021

http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2021/06/pulse-nightclub-victims-honored-with-a-photo-exhibit-at-the-texas-state-capitol/?fbclid=IwAR3vhQHRy6Rlo0S63wPcNvH_roYAgHIR_nisV652SbSd4tj2mIuom4_zZPE


The Latina Book Club Interview with Artist and Poet Lorena Fernandez http://www.latinabookclub.com/2013/11/q-with-artist-and-poet-lorena-fernandez.html


Spotlight Magazine Circle Foundation for the Arts https://issuu.com/circlefoundationforthearts/docs/spotlight_magazine_issue_16/27


FULL Interview: in "Your Health Naturally" with Lilibeth Andre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE359Ony4kc


Spanish Interview Tu Salud Naturalmente con Lilibeth Andre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9BWm9k2Sm0


Houston Chronicle Interview https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy-news/article/Lorena-Fernandez-encourages-people-s-creativity-1562024.php


HCC EduTube short film https://edutube.hccs.edu/media/Lorena+Fernandez-+why+do+I+make+artF/0_oqn0nnxm/26950032


Interview by Artist BeBop - Sergio Santos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMrEpiinOmE&t=301s

On Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4GSWvdH6CQhBafXCbrksZ5?si=DbaEqjjdR6e4GQ_T0J04mw



Art Representation / Shows


Art Installation: Amsterdam 2019 for dance, art, and spirituality workshop held at the Van Houten Church in Weesp, Netherlands, 2019 https://lfcreative.org/blog/index.php/2021/02/19/art-installation-at-van-houten-church-in-weesp-netherlands/


Exhibition Gallery Dreho Korschenbroich, Germany, 2019 - Lost Worlds Venezuela https://lfcreative.org/blog/index.php/2021/02/19/exhibition-germany/


CHAOS - Art Solo Exhibition - JoMar Visions Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA 2016 https://houston.culturemap.com/eventdetail/jomar-visions-presents-dr-lorena-fernandez-chaos


Circle Foundation for the Arts, an international arts platform https://circle-arts.com/lorena-fernandez/


Fist Saturday Arts Market https://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/lorena-fernandez


Saatchi Art Gallery https://www.saatchiart.com/lorenafernandezart


Art Prints Gallery https://lorena-fernandez.pixels.com/ Fine Art America https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lorena-fernandez


Facebook Lorena Fernandez Art https://www.facebook.com/LorenaFernandezArt


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lorenafernandezarts/


Publishing


Book: How to Exist, An Impractical Guide: Como Existir, Guía Impráctica (Poetry and art. English and Spanish Edition) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1541128788


Book: Spiritual Healing with Art - Curación Espiritual con Arte (Poetry and art. English and Spanish Edition) https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Healing-Art-Curacion-Espiritual/dp/1425925626


Maturity Cards Game https://www.makeplayingcards.com/sell/maturity-cards