Ileana Tejada holds an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute as well as BA in Fine Art and a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in pedagogy from Cal Poly Pomona. She is the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Award in 2014, the Amir Esfahani Graduate Studio Fellowship Award in 2015, and is featured in New American Paintings MFA Now Issue #126 in 2016. Her work centers around the exploration of the masculine female body, gender conformity, and the normative rules of power.
Tejada joined the Exhibitions & Public Programs department staff in January 2018 but has previously spent time as an instructor in the Young Artist Program. In addition, she holds a California State Teaching Credential and is the recipient of the Partners in Education Teaching Fellowship Award from Cal Poly Pomona.