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