Maria Fernanda Nunez

Maria Fernanda Nunez

Teaching Since: June 2015
Involved Since: June 2016
Department(s): Woodworking
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I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the bay area in 2011 to pursue a fine arts education. I graduated from my BFA in Sculpture from the California College of the Arts in 2015 and have more recently attended the Penland School of Crafts for woodworking and blacksmithing.
As an artist I work mostly in sculpture and installation using both traditional materials such as wood, metal and wax and specific materials like cedar oil and redwood ash. My work deals with mourning, loss, displacement and memory as cultural forces that are pushed under the surface and that we face hardship dealing with as a collective endeavor. I try to look for liminal spaces, moments of transition and change, ebbs and flows and cultural cross-pollination, “non-places” and undefined spaces. By portraying elements that include the veiled and the visible, the forgotten and the glorified, the static and the restless in contrast with each other I’m looking to make the fluidity of culture more evident.