Gina Fuentes Walker is a visual artist, photographer, voice over artist and curator who lives and works in New York City. Born in Washington DC to parents from Bolivia and Peru, she grew up reading Mafalda and Condorito comic books and other graphic novels her father would buy to slyly test her Spanish language skills. Gina Fuentes Walker creates photo and paper installations in her studio, using available light and translucent materials such as glass, Plexiglas, color transparencies and less translucent card stock and kraft paper. Images of trees and landscapes are printed on transparencies, light filters through the material to create another layer or image on the studio wall that resembles abstract patterns and silhouettes of the natural world. Whether she is working large or small, the process of cutting becomes a meditation.
Gina graduated from New York University with an MA in cultural anthropology and documentary media. She worked as a film archivist and later as a museum photographer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Group and solo exhibitions of her studio work include gallery and site-specific installations in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Italy, Germany and she has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Smithsonian Institution, Chashama and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. As co-founder/director of artHARLEM Fuentes Walker produced an annual open studios tour from 2005-2014 as well as year-round programming and exhibitions.
Space to Connect Programming
Fuentes Walker will be hosting free pop-up art workshops on Fordham Plaza and throughout Space to Connect’s program sites in the Bronx.