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Preview Booth 2022

Lina Puerta

United States, 1969

Drawing from her experience as a Colombian-American, Lina Puerta’s art examines the relationship between nature and the human-made, and engages in themes of food justice, xenophobia, hyper-consumerism, and ancestral knowledge. She creates mixed media sculptures, installations, collages, handmade-paper paintings and wall hangings by combining a wide range of materials, from artificial plants and paper pulp to found, personal and recycled objects. Puerta was born in NJ, raised in Colombia and lives and works in NYC. She holds an MS in Art Education from CUNY and has exhibited internationally. She has been honored with numerous awards including the 2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem, 2017-NYFA Fellowship in Crafts/Sculpture, Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, the 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, Artprize-8 Sustainability Award, 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2015 Kohler Arts Industry Residency (WI), 2013-14 Smack Mellon Art Studio Program among others. Exhibition venues include the Barns Art Center, The Sugarhill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, the Ford Foundation Gallery, The Museum of Biblical Art, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, Wave Hill, and Geary Contemporary in New York City; 21C Museum Hotels in Louisville, KY and Bentonville, AR; Pi Artworks in London and Ponce+Robles in Spain. Puerta’s work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and Artnet News among others.

Cecilia Jurado

Peru, 1977

Cecilia was born in Lima, Perú and moved to New York in 2003. In 2021, C.J. Chueca had the solo show ¨Micaela, La Sangre de Todas¨ in Vigil Gonzales Galería and participated in "A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience; 20 Years of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection" curated by Amethyst Rey Beaver and Eva Thornton at the Taubman Museum of Art; “XX (6 female Latinx artists working in abstraction)” at LatchKey Gallery in New York; ¨Landmark¨ at KM0.2 in San Juan de Puerto Rico; and Art Souterrain in Montreal with a public commissioned installation curated by Dulce Pinzón at Palais des Congres. She was the July art resident at Silo6776 with Kates-Ferri Projects in New Hope, Pennsylvania were she presented the solo show ¨Time Traveler¨. She was part of "Hay algo incomestible en la garganta. Poéticas antipatriarcales y nueva escena en los años noventa" curated by Miguel López at ICPNA-Lima. She presented in 2020: “The Force of Water” with Latchkey Gallery at the Core Club NYC. In 2019 she had the solo show “Somos La Noche y El Día” at Vigil Gonzales Galería; and was part of “Crónicas Migrantes, Historias communes entre Perú y Venezuela” curated by Fabiola Arroyo at MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima. In 2018 she had the solo shows: "I am the river behind the wall" at Mulherin Gallery in Toronto; and "Dos Cielos Azules/Two Blue Skies" at ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano) for which she recently released a monograph in collaboration with Meier Ramirez and VM& Studio. This year she will have a two person exhibition at Kates-Ferri Projects in New York, she will be part of a group exhibition in Centro Cultural de España de Tegucigalpa curated by Blanca de la Torre, and in 2023, C.J. Chueca will work in a public commission in the Bronx managed by Percent for Art, from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Untitled (Pink + Gold)

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Lina Puerta

Untitled (Pink + Gold), 2016

Handmade Paper composed of pigmented cotton, linen and abac pulp; embedded with lace, sequined fabrics, velvet ribbon, fake fur, feathers, appliqués, chains and found insect wings.

54”H. x 36” W

Untitled (Turquoise)

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Lina Puerta

Untitled (Turquoise), 2016

Handmade Paper composed of pigmented cotton, linen and abaca pulp; embedded with lace, sequined fabrics, velvet ribbon, fake fur, feathers, appliqués, chains and found insect wings.

49” x 38”

Untitled (Yellow)

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Lina Puerta

Untitled (Yellow), 203

Wood, Polyurethane, concrete, wire, acrylic sheet, paint, fabric, lace, artificial moss, beads, trims and flock.

15.5”H. x 15.5 ” W. x 1” D

Highness

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Lina Puerta

Highness, 2011

Polyurethane foam, wood, resin, clay, paint, fabric, fiberfill, model trees, rhinestones, trims, notions, beads, chain, hardware, cotton thread, acrylic sheet, artificial plants, moss and repurposed furniture.

40”H. x 22” W. x 15.5” D

Arteriole Pubescens

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Lina Puerta

Arteriole Pubescens, 2012

Polyurethane foam, porcelain, glaze, resin, cotton thread, fabric, beads, buttons, acrylic paint, rhinestones, fiberfill, artificial foliage and moss; wax and glass dome with Acrylic base

8.5”H. x 6” W. x 6” D

Specimen 1s

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Lina Puerta

Specimen 1s, 2016

Polyurethane foam, porcelain, glaze, resin, cotton thread, fabric, beads, buttons, acrylic paint, rhinestones, fiberfill, artificial foliage and moss; wax and glass dome with Acrylic base

4.75” x 3.75” x 3.75”

Specimen 2

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Lina Puerta

Specimen 2, 2016

Polyurethane, porcelain, glaze, resin, cotton thread, fabric, lace, beads, paint, faux fur, artificial moss, wax and glass dome with wooden base.

4.75” x 3.75” x 3.75”

Stemonitis Acqua

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Lina Puerta

Stemonitis Acqua, 2014

Polyurethane, polystyrene, concrete, porcelain, paint, fabric, lace, faux fur, lace, artificial moss, swarovski crystals, wire, acrylic rods, monofilament, wax and glass dome with acrylic base.

7.5”H. x 4.5” W. x 4.5” D

Becoming Mist

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Cecilia Jurado

Becoming Mist, 2019-2020

Acrylic on canvas

60” x 36”

At Night (the power of running)

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Cecilia Jurado

At Night (the power of running), 2019-2020

Acrylic on canvas

72” x 48”