Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Launch
The progressive ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, commissions Favianna to develop art for a new flavor and campaign, Pecan Resist. The campaign encourages fans to support social movements and to vote.
#TimesUp Hollywood
The #TimesUp movement is born and Favianna joins efforts to mobilize artists and demand equity and inclusion in entertainment.
Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency
Favianna completes a transformative and career-changing residency in Captiva, Florida, in the former studio and home of Robert Rauschenberg. The isolated residency period allows her to break into an entirely new visual language and has a significant influence on her artistic practice.
Climate Change Activism
Together with her non-profit organization, CultureStrike, Favianna co-creates #ClimateWoke, a culture-based campaign drawing the connections between climate change and racial justice. In 2018, Favianna’s visibility as an environmentalist artist activist rapidly increases.
San Francisco Animal Care Center Commission
Favianna is awarded her second major public art commission which will feature rescued and adopted animals.
Garfield Pool Public Art Commission
Favianna awarded her first major public art commission by the San Francisco Art Commission. This will mark her first major work in a public building.
Creative Work Fund Grant Award
Favianna is awarded a grant for developing pro-migrant artworks on public transit in Oakland, in partnership with the social justice organization, Power California.
Oakland Public Schools launch Sanctuary Project
In collaboration with Oakland Unified School District, Favianna designs pro-migrant posters in seven languages that declare support for undocumented migrant students.
Departures Magazine Feature
Favianna featured as a prominent artist activist in the United States, along with others notable artists such as Hank Willis Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dread Scott, and Zoe Buckman.
Major Art Installation at "Take This Hammer" Exhibit
At the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Favianna completes her largest art installation to date, consisting of four lasercut collaged figures.
Artist in Residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
In celebration of her father’s life and influence, Favianna creates a new body work for Day of the Dead, consisting of experimental fabric collages with metal work.
Death of Gustavo Rodriguez
Favianna’s father dies after battle with cancer.
Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship
Favianna is awarded the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Fellowship for her work around ending mass incarceration and immigrant detention.
Early Experimentation with Monotype Collages
Inspired by an exhibit of Henri Matisse’s cut outs, Favianna begins to experiment with cut outs, collages and refining her own color palette. She creates an expansive new body of work that will define her future aesthetic style.
Global Fund for Women Collaboration
The Global Fund for Women commissions two works from Favianna and invites her to host art workshops at a global feminist gathering in Lima, Peru.
PHD from Beloit College
Favianna is awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Beloit College, Wisconsin.
Planned Parenthood
Three years after publicly coming out about her abortion, Favianna delivers keynote remarks at national Planned Parenthood National Federation Conference and hosts Pussy Power art workshops.
First Studio Space
Favianna secures her first major studio space, a sunny loft in West Oakland, California. This studio space will eventually push her artist practice into an entire new direction.
Pussy Power
Pussy Power is born, a multi-disciplinary art project about pleasure, orgasm, and self love.
People’s Climate March NYC
Favianna creates a highly popular art poster for the People’s Climate March and together with CultureStrike, supports with art making efforts for the historic New York climate march.
Notable Speaking Engagements
Favianna presents about her art and activism at Creative Time Stockholm, Americans for the Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Ford Foundation, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Artist in Residence at Rhode Island School of Design
Favianna is invited as an artist in residence by the prestigious art school, RISD, and there she completes an experimental print edition mixing monotype and wood block.
Documentary by Pharrell Williams is Released
"Migration is Beautiful," a three part documentary mini series produced by Pharrell Williams about Favianna’s art and activism in immigrant rights, launches on YouTube.
Notable Speaking Engagements
Favianna presents about her art and activism at 30 venues, including appearances at the Grantmakers in the Arts, CalArts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Leeway Foundation, and Alameda County Office of Education.
Nichol Markowitz
Favianna meets and hires Nichol Markowitz, a fine artist and graduate of RISD, as her master printer. Nichol will play a significant role in Favianna’s future artistic endeavours as one of her most trusted studio employees.
Favianna presents her "Migration is Beautiful" butterfly at the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum!
Migration is Beautiful is born
Migration is Beautiful is born, a series of art works and cultural interventions representing the monarch butterfly as a symbol of freedom and natural migration. The butterfly would eventually become the artistic work that Favianna is most known for.
"I'm A Slut" Poster Series
In bold unapologetic fashion, Favianna creates a series of controversial posters with slogans like "I'm a Slut" and "Pussy Power" as a commentary on sexual freedom and reproductive rights.
Abortion Story
As anti-choice legislation sweeps the country, Favianna decides comes out about her abortion after keeping it secret for over 10 years.
Favianna presents her "Migration is Beautiful" butterfly at the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum!