- Upcoming Fall 2017 Show in Chelsea.
While the entire installation is pleasing to the eyes, there is a hidden message. Although anything synthetic (including plastic) is harmful to the environment, Gallo's installation calls for us to be more responsible for taking care of Mother Earth by recycling and reducing waste. Moreover, performing this act is not an individual deed. The purpose of the space is to encourage the movement of recycling to be supported by a community in order to facilitate the changes for an environmentally-conscious society.
Borinquen Gallo is an artist and educator born in Rome, Italy who lives and works in New York City. She earned her BFA from the Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute and Scultpure INstructor at the National Academy School and Museum. Recent awards include The Cooper Union Artist Residency and Exhibion (2010), The Marion Netter Fellowship (2010) and the Doris Liebowitz Art Educator Award (2009).
Taken from www.borinquengallo.com