Lina Puerta

Nueva Jersey, US, 1969.

Lives and works in New York

Drawing on her experience as a Colombian-American, her work examines the relationship between nature and the man-made. Also addresses issues of food justice, xenophobia, hyper-consumerism, and ancestral knowledge.

She creates mixed media sculptures, installations, collages, paintings on handmade paper, and wall hangings constructed from a wide range of materials, from artificial plants and paper pulp to cast, personal and recycled objects. Starting from an initial concept, she intuitively manipulates materials in the act of making, responding to the juxtaposition of colors and textures.

Experimentation and layers are key to her practice.