San Francisco’s Top 20 Artists List 2012: Jhina Alvarado. “Energy, imagination, and innovation are only a few words out of many that come to mind when thinking of the artistic talent in San Francisco.”—Asterisk San Francisco Magazine

“With these enigmatic panels, Jhina Alvarado has become a cinematographer with paint, bringing the past forward, with a cinematic spirit she keeps alive in her contemporary paintings.”

—ROBERTA CARASSO, Art Ltd. Magazine

“For Alvarado, the task is to resurrect not the literal story of the subjects pictured, but to use what they've left behind as a catalyst to connect all viewers and all human experiences.”                                                STACY DAVIES, OC Weekly

Jhina (Hee-na) Alvarado is a self-taught artist who is represented by galleries across the United States. Her work has been featured in various international and national magazines, blogs, and art technique books. She currently works part-time as a calculus and pre-calculus teacher at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and paints full-time in her home studio in San Francisco.

To read Jhina’s blog on the accomplishments and struggles of one artist trying to make it in the art world and to see step-by-step updates of each current paintings’ progress, go to

If you would like to contact Jhina Alvarado regarding any of the paintings on this site, commission a painting,  or to schedule a studio visit, contact one of the galleries representing her or email her at

Jhina Alvarado, Artist

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Paintings can be found at:

ArtHaus Gallery
San Francisco, CA

JoAnne Artman Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA

Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Mill Valley, CA

Julie Nester Gallery
Park City, UT

Anne Nielson Gallery
Charlotte, NC

Imago Galleries
Palm Desert, CA

Forre Fine Art,
Aspen, CO

All Artwork © Jhina Alvarado
Last Updated 11/26/2014