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Visiting Artist: Frances Gallardo

March 24, 2016
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Gallardo earned her BA from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras in 2008. She moved to New York, where she took drawing and painting classes at the Art Students League and began to explore paper-cutting, collage, and pastels. She also learned to carve wood with Lorrie Goulet and a number of traditional and experimental techniques as an artist in residence at the Center for Book Arts in NYC and the Stonefox Editions print workshop in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited in many group shows, including the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial (Estonia, 2010), Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at the Pérez Art Museum (Miami, 2014), and shows at the Praxis International Art Gallery in New York. Her first solo show, Meteoro (San Juan, 2012), at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, was nominated for best curatorial project by the International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter. Other solo shows have been Meteorology at the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, VA, 2014) and Conduit at Cornell University (2015). She was selected for a residency at Beta Local (San Juan) and won the Lexus Fellowship for Emerging Artists in 2012. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Cortés Collection (San Juan), the Museo del Barrio, the New York Federal Reserve Bank, and in private collections in Puerto Rico and the United States. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in visual arts at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.