Artist-in-Residence Lina Puerta
Lina Puerta was born in NJ, raised in Colombia and lives and works in New York City. She earned an MS from Queens College/CUNY and is the recipient of several residencies and grants including: the 2017 NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture, 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2015 Kohler Arts Industry Residency (WI), 2013-14 Smack Mellon Art Studio Program,2014 Materials for the Arts, 2013 Wave Hill Winter Workspace and the 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York.
Exhibition venues include: 21C Museum Hotels, Bentonville AR and Louisville, KY; Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Ford Foundation Gallery, The Museum of Biblical Art, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, The 8th Floor, Wave Hill, Geary Contemporary, NYC; Pi-Artworks, London and H-Gallery, Paris.
Puerta's work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Art News and The Brooklyn Rail among others.