Cristina Tufiño - Tuquiño, 2015

Cristina Tufino /   Cristina Tufiño

Puerto Rico 1982

Installation, Sculpture, Conceptual Art, Photography

Cristina Tufino
Cristina Tufiño
Puerto Rico
December 28, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Cristina Tufiño is a Puerto Rican artist best known for her installations and photography she creates inspired by a social debris.

Sediment Salad

Cristina Tufiño - Sediment Salad, 2015
Cristina Tufiño – Sediment Salad, 2015

Cristina was born in 1982 in Capetillo, Puerto Rico. She received her BA in Art History at the University of Puerto Rico in Recinto de Rio Piedras. After that, Cristina got her BFA in Photography at Rhode Island School of Design. In 2012 she went to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture just to get her MFA in Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

This artist gets her inspiration from the social surroundings. Cristina’s expression comes in a form of certain rearranging of cultural products as if they were her very own artistic material.

Otra piedra

Cristina Tufiño - Otra piedra, He Put a Hotfish on Her Navel, 2015
Cristina Tufiño – Otra piedra, He Put a Hotfish on Her Navel, 2015

By juxtaposing objects and images, she began building her oeuvre in pretty peculiar style and form. She even says for herself that she is almost, if not completely, hoarding all kinds of objects and materials, collecting like that countless information. Her studio actually became a storage space for the items she founds inspiring or simply fascinating.

The subject of hoarding really triggered her, so Cristina began exploring the theme. One of the first steps was to read the book The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture, so she can get some answers to questions like: How hoarding came to be stigmatized in contemporary culture?

One of Cristina’s more recent project was printing on cotton and silk her drawings from iPad.

Cristina Tufiño lives and works between New York City and Philadelphia, United States.

Featured image: Cristina Tufiño – Tuquiño, 2015
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Estado, Experiencia, FragmentadaMuseo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, PRGroup
2015Since I Must Leave My HomeArea Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, PRSolo
2015Bulgaria Focus ExhibitionVienna Contemporary, AustriaGroup
2015Air Conditioned by SatanARTLAB, CONDADO, PRGroup
2015He put a Hot Fish on Her NavelEmbajada, Hato Rey, PRGroup
2015Marshall’sBeverly’s, New York, NYGroup
2015Group ShowEmbajada Gallery, Hato Rey, PRGroup
2015Skowhegan Gala x Beverly’sWorld Trade Center, NY, NYGroup
2015REPREZENTBeverly’s, NY, NYGroup
2014Skowhegan Space LaunchNew York, NYGroup
2013UPENN MFA ShowBerlin, GermanyGroup
201221.12.2013163 Humboldt, BROOKLYN, NYCGroup
2011A Person of ColorGreen Gallery, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2007The DamsPhoto Miami, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FLGroup
2008Trends. Aspects of Latin American Contemporary ArtMerrill Lynch Arte Americas. Miami, FLGroup
2009No fue un mal entendidoMuseo de Arte Caguas, Caguas, PRGroup
2007Developing WorldRed Eye Gallery, Providence, RISolo