Mixed media collage on paper, 2017. Signed, Lina Puerta, dated, 2017, and inscribed, Galaxy 15 (from the Galaxies Series), on verso. 280x356 mm; 11x14 inches.
Provenance: The artist; Private collection.
Lina 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 widely. She has been honored with prestigious awards including the 2019/2020 Artist-in-Residency at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, 2017-NYFA Fellowship in Crafts/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 among others. Exhibition venues include: The New York Botanical Garden, the Ford Foundation Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, The Latinx Project at NYU, NY and Museo de la Tertulia in Cali, Colombia. Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and Sculpture Magazine.