Lina Puerta examines the relationship between nature and the body. She utilizes a wide variety of materials in her sculpture— concrete, clay, resin, wood, foam, fabric, craft, recycled items and artificial plants. With these materials she creates textural forms and compositions that blend the human-made world with the natural, exploring notions of control, consumerism and life’s fragility. Puerta, born in NJ and raised in Colombia, holds an MS in Art Education from Queens College/CUNY and has been recipient of several residencies and grants including: the 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2015 Kohler Arts Industry Residency (WI), 2014-15 Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop, 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: The Museum of Biblical Art, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, Wave Hill, and Geary Contemporary in NYC. Puerta’s work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Wilder Quarterly, Sculpture Magazine and Artnet News among others.
Lina's ArtPrize Entries
These are Lina's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Lina's Past Work
These are images of past work that Lina has done.