ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Alex Nuñez is a Cuban-American mixed media painter from Miami, FL. She received her BA from Loyola University, New Orleans in 2006 after which she completed international workshops at Firenze Arti Visive, Florence and Metàfora, Barcelona. In 2009 Nuñez received her Post-baccalaureate diploma from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2012 Nuñez earned her MFA from Hunter College, New York where she was awarded the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship. The artist has exhibited internationally at venues such as UNTITLED Art Fair (Miami, FL), El Museo del Barrio (NYC), Marianne Boesky (NYC), Mac Fine Art (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Pristine Galerie (Monterrey, Mexico). Nuñez’s practice concentrates on the amalgamation of pop culture and personal image hoarding— ranging from appropriated images from vintage magazines to comic books—with explosions of color, texture, and sheen. Bursting with iridescent pigments, pastel chalk, glitter, confetti, pompoms, gummy candy, and banana peels, Nuñez’s compositions become immersive environments that play on memory, erosion, overindulgence, disorientation, humor, vanity, narcissism, and opulence. Integral to her creative process is music; whether it be through source imagery or visual inspiration by way of audio stimulation. Quite naturally, Nuñez’s love affair with sound lead to the launch of “Sunday Painter”, a podcast series that explores the connection between artists and their inspirations. Broadcasted weekly (Sundays, 8PM EST) on KPISSFM, “Sunday Painter” features an array of artists and opens up a dialogue across mediums. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work attempts to create portals that reveal the constant mutation of seemingly recognizable imagery; alternate imagined spaces where time stretches and stops – and where transparent curtains blur the passage of time. Condensed clusters of activity are balanced with meditative breaks that allow reflection on physical space. A trail is formed of personal hieroglyphics, a compilation of seemingly meaningless symbols creating imagery, mimicking nature. Connections and pathways overlap, repeat and obscure in playful and obsessive configurations. 

ALEX NUñEZ

b. 1984, Miami, FL
Lives and works in miami, fl

EDUCATION
  • 2013Hunter College of the City University of New York, MFA
  • 2006Loyola University New Orleans, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Nobutaka Aozaki and Alex Nunez , Marianne Boesky, New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017She Inspires, Untitled Space, New York, NY
  • 2017home, mac fine art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2017I will always love you, la mama la galleria, New York, NY
  • 2017Carne curada, klink studios, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2017Planet Sculpture, mac fine art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2017Identity and Belonging: A Cuban Collective, wall street fine art, Jacksonville, FL
  • 2017Whitney Houston Biennial, 325 West Broadway, New York, NY
  • 2017I am woman, hear me roar!, Fountainhead, Miami, FL
  • 2017Sunday Painter, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL
  • 2016Autopia, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
  • 2016RE-Produce, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2016Miami Showhouse, Kampong, Miami, FL
  • 2016Cuban Fried Chicken, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2015Dali and Me, Mac Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2015Over and Under, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2015DOPPELSTANDARD: on view, miLES, New York, NY
  • 2015CUT N Mix, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
  • 2015SECOND CHANCES, MAC Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2014AMERICAN QI: Alex Nuñez & Matt Sheridan, MiLes, New York, NY
  • 2014Current: Gowanus, Arts Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014SIDETRACKED, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2014How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Pristine Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2013Inaugural Benefit, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013La Bienal: Here is Where We Jump, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
  • 2012Hunter MFA Fall Thesis Show, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012Testing, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Death Does the Popsicle, GASP gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2009Dis-Cordances/Dis-Representations, GASP gallery, Boston, MA
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2015RED DOT ART FAIR,, Mac Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2015 UNTITLED Art Fair, helper, Miami, FL
  • 2011Appearances, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, Provincetown, MA
AWARDS
  • 2012C12 EMERGING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, HUNTER COLLEGE
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Miami, FL 33150
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