Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee - New York
Trio of Q&A videos with artist Borinquen Gallo and curator Clarissa Dalrymple
-Ed Garciá Conde
…Percent for Art, a division of New York City’s Department of Culture… decided to split the commission between Borinquen Gallo and Paul Ramirez Jonas due to the strengths of both their proposals.
Both artists have experience in having worked in The Bronx and Gallo has the distinction of being raised here (and still living in our borough) after moving with her family from Italy to the South Bronx in 1988.
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Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee at Burning in Water
Bronx-based Puerto Rican-Italian artist Borinquen Gallo painstakingly weaves red and yellow caution tape, construction tarps, garbage bags, and other unconventional materials into richly textured sculptures and installations. It’s a process that can take weeks or even months.
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Borinquen Gallo (b. 1975, Rome, Italy) is a Bronx-based artist whose work delves into themes of beauty, community, and purpose through sculpture and large installations. Previous group exhibitions include The National Academy Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Hennessy Youngman’s Show, Queens Museum, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, and Queens College. Gallo received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art and her MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She has received numerous awards, including the Sol Shaviro Award (2015), The Marion Netter Fellowship (2010), and the Doris Liebowitz Art Educator Award (2009). She has completed residencies at The Vermont Studio Center and The Cooper Union Artist Residency. In addition, she has worked on curatorial projects with BAM Fischer, and Pratt Institute. Gallo’s art has been cited in numerous publications, including Hyperallergic, ArtNews, and Artnet News. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute in New York.