F e r n a n d a N u n e z / F l o t s a m S t u d i o

Maria Fernanda Nuñez is a Colombian-born artist.  After spending her formative years in Bogotá, where she studied photography at the Zone Five School of Film and Photography, she relocated to the United States in 2011 to pursue a BFA in Sculpture at the California College of the Arts, which she completed in 2015. In 2016, she was a Resident Intern at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the following year was awarded a VSC/Windgate Artist Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, for which she served as a juror in 2018.  During the past five years, she has shown and performed work at the ADX Annex Gallery, Artist’s Television Access, Screaming Sky Gallery, SOMArts, Vermont Studio Center, and Culture Hole. She is a Bex Frankel Fellow recipient at the Oregon Institute for Creative Research, where she recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory and Creative Research. Although her interests are interdisciplinary, much of her work is sculpture-based, utilizing a wide range of materials and focusing on themes of hybridity and liminality.  Her latest body of work, “Fragments of the Incorruptible Corpse,” draws upon a collection of nonfiction writing and drawings as well as video and installation components. She recently relocated to North Carolina where she is now a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts.