gonzalo fuenmayor


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Gonzalo Fuenmayor was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1977. Lives and works in Miami, USA. He received an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA in 2004, and a BFA in Fine Arts and Art Education from School of Visual Arts in 2000, where he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from the Keith Haring Foundation. His drawings are included at the Drawing Center’s Flat Files, and has been awarded numerous awards including the Stacey Sussman Traveling Award in 2000, Silas Rhodes Family Award in 2000, and recently, granted Third place at the 2011 All-Media Juried Biennial at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL. Gonzalo Fuenmayor has exhibited in solo and group shows in the USA, Colombia and Europe; he participated at Colombia’s 42nd National Artist Salon- Caribbean Zone in 2009, ArteCámara 2010, Florida Contemporary 2011 at the Naples Museum in FL, and recently highlighted in the New American Paintings #88 South Edition as an Editor’s Pick. He currently lives and works in Miami, FL. “Since his first exhibition in Bogotá, in 2003, Fuenmayor has demonstrated to be a serious artist who lends himself to experimentation and adventure. His strength has been the fantastic, not in terms of implausible imagery, but in odd associations, which are possible and significant. In Fuenmayor there is no room for shallow humor or the obvious; his humor is critical and calculating causing the viewer to think, not just smile at something pretty. Gonzalo Fuenmayor has expressed that his work combines the tragic and the decorative, not in the sense of adorning for adorning sake, but in that of giving satisfaction to the tastes and needs of the gaze in its most constructive sense.” Alvaro Medina, art critic.

 

EDUCATION
MFA 2004 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University, Medford, MA
BFA 2000 Fine Art Major with Art Education Minor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Picturesque, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
     Galeria El Museo, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Tropical Mythologies, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2013 They Say I Came Back Americanized, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Tropicalia, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Splendor, Galeria Mundo, Bogota, Colombia
2009 Pornorama, Dot Fifty One Gallery Project Room, Miami, FL, USA
2006 Imaginary Displacements, Galeria Pluma, Bogota, Colombia
2004 Silencios Maduros, Galeria Pluma, Bogota, Colombia
Ballet, The Artist Foundation, Boston, USA
2003  The Aftertaste of Nothingness, Colombian Center Gallery, New York, USA
Calores Mansos, Galeria La Pared, Bogota, Colombia
2001 Trabalenguas para Tartamudos, Galeria France, Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 Lineas Tacitas, Museo Institucional, Barranquilla, Colombia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016 Papered Stories; 14 Artists Dealing with Paper, LMAK Gallery, New York, NY
ConTexto; palabra, escritura y narración en el Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
At Home in the World, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.
Displacement, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, U.S.A.
Another Better World March, The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

2015 100 Degrees in the Shade; A Survey of South Florida Art, Miami, FL
New Art: South Florida Cultural Consortium Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Masa Critica; Practicas Artísticas Emergentes en el Caribe, Galeria La Escuela, Barranquilla, Colombia
Lenguajes de Papel, Galeria El Museo, Bogota, Colombia
ArteBA Feria, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca BA, Proa Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 Pinta Art Fair, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2013 Bidimensional Salon, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia
ParC Fair, Individual Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru
Utopia of Illusions, Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

2012 Caribbean Crossroads of the World, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows, NY
leitmotiv, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
About Change, The World Bank, Washington, D.C
Arte BA, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 BLACK AND WHITE, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Florida Contemporary: Paintings, Photography and Sculpture Exhibition, Naples Museum, FL, April 23-June 5
All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, April 30 –June 5
Arte BA, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Accumulations, Art Solar Gallery, East Hampton, NY, June 25th.

2011 All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, April 30 –June 5
Arte BA, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010 10 x 10 + 1 , Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibague, Colombia
Arte BA, Dot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thank You For Thinking Of Me, Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia,

2009 Hacer del Cuerpo,13 Salón Nacional de Artistas – Zona Caribe. Curatorial Group “Este Lado Arriba”, Cartagena, Colombia
IV Salon Bidimensional, Gilberto Alzate Avendano Foundation, Bogota, Colombia
ArtBo 2009, Pabellón Artecámara curated by Maria Iovino, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia
ArtBo 2009, Galería MUNDO, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia
Encuentro “Instituto Hemisferico”, Hemispheric Institute-NYU, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia
II Concurso Arte Joven Colsanitas, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia
Economies of Scale, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2008 V International Biennial of Standards / 8th Edition, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Premios Molaa, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
ARTBO 2008, Galeria MUNDO,  Corferias, Bogota, Colombia
Laberintos, Galeria MUNDO,  Bogota, Colombia
Conexion Colombia Auction, Galeria La Cometa, Bogota, Colombia
Colombia Coloring Book, LMAK projects, Brooklyn, NY
Sintonizar 2008, Entrearte Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
Arteamericas, Solar Gallery, Miami FL, Alchemy;Collage, Photomontage & Assemblage, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
The Dynamics of Belonging, curatorial project, G-A-S-P Projects, Brookline, MA

2007  Word of Mouth, Bridge Art Fair, The Catalina Hotel, Miami, FL
The 20th Drawing Show,”Drawing the Line – Magdalena Campos Pons, Juror”,
The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Brave New World, Solar Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
Arte Joven, Galeria MUNDO,  Bogota, Colombia
VI Salon de Dibujo de Santo Domingo, Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Cabinet of Curious Ties, Lab Gallery @ Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
Premio Botero, Claustro de la Ensenanza, Bogota, Colombia
Cover Up, KOP Foundation, Breda, Netherlands
Papel XIII, Galeria Blasini, Caracas, Venezuela

2006  Imagen Regional, Banco de la Republica, Valledupar, Colombia
ARTBO, Galería Jenny Vilà -Arte Contemporáneo. Bogotá, Colombia
Size Matters, Jury Show, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Under the Fort, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA

2005 USA IMAGEN MULTIPLE, Galeria France,Alianza Francesa, Barranquilla, Colombia
XIII Concurso Nacional de Pintura BBVA, Casa de Moneda, Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia
III Juried Show, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Sexy Sustenance, Imming Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
SLIP, Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Arts Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, USA
Student Annual Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2003 Exploraciones, Ministerio de Cultura, Monteria, Colombia
Student Annual Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Memorias de Apolo, Colombian Center Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

2001 Procesos XI, Amira de la Rosa, Banco de la Republica, Barranquilla, Colombia
Vanguardia Francesa y Pintores de Barranquilla, Galeria France, Barranquilla, Colombia
International Works on Paper, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2000 Concurso Alejandro Obregon, Biblioteca Departamental, Barranquilla, Colombia
Painting the Line, East Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA.
Nuevos Artistas Costenos, Cámara de Comercio, Barranquilla, Colombia

1999 Galería Massacio, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy


HONORS + AWARDS


2015 Tropical Mythologies, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
         South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
2014 Artist Residency at Bemis Center, Omaha NE, June 2014
2013 1st Place- 6th Bidimensional Salon, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia
         New American Paintings Ed. 106, Juror, Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans
2012 SMFA Traveling Fellowship Award, Boston, MA
Artist Residency at Bemis Center, Omaha, NE , June 2014
2011 Third Place, 2011 All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

2010 New American Paintings Ed. 88. Editor’s Pick. Juror, Barbara O’Brien, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2009 Second Prize, II Concurso Arte Joven Colsanitas, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia
2007 Vermont Studio Center Residency Program, August 2007,Johnson, Vermont, USA
2007 Honorable Mention, Premio Botero, Fundación Jóvenes Artistas Colombianos, Bogota, Colombia
2006 Art-Omi Artist Residency,Ghent, NY, July 2006
2005 Second Place, 13th Concurso Nacional de Pintura BBVA 2005, Casa de Moneda, Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia
2005 Included in Slide Registry of The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2001 First Honorable Mention, Concurso Alejandro Obregon, Biblioteca Departamental, Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 Finalist Nuevos Artistas Costeños promoted by Chamber of Commerce, Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 Keith Haring Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient granted by the Visual Arts Foundation and the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, NY
2000 Silas Rhodes Family Award granted by School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2000 Stacey Sussman Travelling Award granted by School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


PUBLICATIONS + REVIEWS


2015 McQuaid, Cate. "Bananas ripe with symbolism for Gonzalo Fuenmayor at the MFA." The Boston Globe, June 23.
         Birbragher, Francine. "El Exotismo Híbrido de Gonzalo Fuenmayor," Periódico Arteria, Ed. #49, June-July
         Arias, Andres. "Las Obsesiones de Gonzalo Fuenmayor," Esquire Magazine Colombia, April 2015.
         Arias, Andres. "Europa contra Macon, en la obra del artista Gonzalo Fuenmayor." El Tiempo, April 17, 2015
         Metzger, Morgan. "Art for Rollins: The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Volume II," Ed. by Abigail Ross, Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Pg. 45.

2013 New American Paintings Ed. 106, Juror, Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans
         Cheng, De Witt, Review: "They Say I Came back Americanized," art ltd. magazine, September 2013

2012 "Caribbean Crossroads of the World," Debora Cullen & Elvis Fuentes, Yale University Press, Nov. 2012. Article by Alvaro Medina

2011 La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dec.18, 2011
Herrera, Adriana. “Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Canibalizar el Trópico”. El Nuevo
Herald, Sept 18, 2011, Miami, USA
Catalog 13 Salones Regionales de Artistas de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

2010 New American Paintings Ed. 88, Southern Edition, Open Studios Press,
2010 Esplendor, Revista Mundo, April 2010

2009 Herrera, Adriana. “Hernan Cedola y Gonzalo Fuenmayor. Arte al Dia, Ed. November
Herrera, Adriana. “Cedola y Fuenmayor: Nuevos Horizontes del Arte Emergente”, El Nuevo Herald, Jul. 6, 2009, Miami, USA
Fiorillo, Heriberto, El Hombre que Murio en el Bar, (front cover and illustrations), Editorial Norma, 2009

2008 Mayfield, Dan. “Show Portrayis Modern Relevance por Collage” Albuquerque Journal, April 6th, 2008
2007 Rogers, Pat. "Artists Explore "Brave New World"". The East Hampton Press, Dec. 19
2007 McQuaid, Cate, Drawing Show Works Around the Edges, Boston Globe, Dec.21, 2007
2007 Franco, Maria Angelica, "Platanos como Propuesta Pictorica", Revista noventaynueve, Dec. 21, 2007
2007 Landes, Jennifer, Scary New World, The East Hampton Star, Nov. 8, 2007
2007 ARTE JOVEN, Revista MUNDO, Sept. 23, 2007.
2004 McQuaid, Cate, Boston Globe. Immig Exhibit meant for Public Consumption, Jul. 23, 2004
2004 Monsalve, Jaime, Fruta Fresca, Revista Cambio 16. Jul. 26, 2004
2004 McQuaid, Cate, Young Masters. Boston Globe. Jun. 13, 2004
2003 Villamarin, Paola, Los Colores de la Costa. El Tiempo. Feb. 19, 2003

2002 Cuello, Claudia, El Estudio de un Artista. Revista Gente Caribe. Jul. 13, 2002
Cuello, Claudia, La Musica de Gonzalo Fuenmayor. Revista Gente Caribe. Sept, 1.
Diaz, Paola. El Sujeto detras de los Trabalenguas. El Heraldo, Aug. 2001
Martinez, Carolina, Los Trabalenguas de Gonzalo Fuenmayor, El Heraldo, Aug, 19
Diaz, Paola. El Sujeto detras de los Trabalenguas. El Heraldo, Aug. 2001
Martinez, Carolina, Los Trabalenguas de Gonzalo Fuenmayor, El Heraldo, Aug, 19


SELECTED COLLECTIONS


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, U.S.A.
Gilberto Alzate Avedaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia.
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Minute de Dios, Bogota, Colombia



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