Karina Puente (May 2016)
Karina Puente is a full time painter and installation artist based in Philadelphia and has exhibited her work in national galleries—Corcoran National Gallery, Miami MoCA, and the World Trade Center—since she was sixteen. Puente participates in artist residencies throughout Mexico and the U.S. teaching creative women, artists, and young people of color how to share their artwork with the world and leverage resources to sustain creative praxis. Through workshops and presentations, Puente shows other artists how to turn their craft into career. Currently in her studio, Puente is preparing large scale Papel Picado veils.