Consuelo Underwood

Consuelo J. Underwood has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally. Her work is part of the permanent collections of museums including the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Museum of Art & Design in NY, the National Hispanic Center for the Arts, NM, the Oakland Museum in Oakland, and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Her contributions to the contemporary Chicano and Fiber art movements have been referenced in multiple critical publications. Consuelo J. Underwood was born in Sacramento, CA and received her BA and her MA from San Diego State University in 1981. She developed and was Head of the Fiber/Textile program at San Jose State University in the Spatial Area in the School of Arts & Design after receiving her MFA from San Jose State University in 1987. In 2009, she withdrew from academia to focus
on creating work that “reflects the quiet beauty that permeates the Americas still, in spite of the last five hundred years.”