b. 1977, Colombia
Charcoal on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami
Gonzalo Fuenmayor (b. 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Miami-based artist working primarily with drawing. Fuenmayor has been concerned about the effects of modernization and progress not only on natural environments, but mostly on Latin American culture and its ways of being displayed internationally through stereotypes and common places. His aim seems to be not exclusively, to denounce banalization but also to understand its aesthetic mechanisms and cultural power. Fuenmayor 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. Fuenmayor has been awarded numerous awards including a 2018 Ellies Creator Award, a 2018 Harpo Foundation Award, a 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists, Traveling Fellowship by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2014, among others. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in USA, Latin America and Europe; his work was recently showcased in The Florida Prize 2018, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, a solo exhibition “Tropical Mythologies” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2015, "Caribbean Crossroads” Exhibition at the Queens Museum, NY, as well as recent solo shows at Dolby Chadwick Gallery and Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid in 2019. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL, USA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, USA among others. He is a current resident at Oolite Arts Residency in Miami and will be having a solo show at Dot Fiftyone Gallery December 2020. He is represented by Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid and El Museo Gallery in Bogotá, Colombia.