Visual artist Claudia Cortínez was born in the US to parents from Argentina and Chile and currently lives/works between NYC and Buenos Aires. Her work focuses on the material traces of objects that make up urban and domestic spaces, exploring the relationship between architecture, history, and society, proposing memory as a physical and spatial quality. Through various photographic and sculptural processes she explores how information transfers between surfaces and the transformations that occur through material decomposition. Her work reflects on details within built spaces that construct the identity of a landscape and its inhabitants.
She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA at Yale University. She is the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship from Yale University, the Blair Dickinson Memorial Grant from Yale University, the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in NYC, among others. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the US, Latin America, and Europe, and has curated exhibitions at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in NYC and the Eduardo Sívori Museum in Buenos Aires, bringing together artists from both cities. She has participated in various residencies such as LMCC Swing Space, Mass MoCA, Real Time and Space, and the NARS Foundation, among others. She is co-founder of the platform LAZO, a resource and archive for contemporary artists of Latin American descent. Claudia is currently an artist in residence at the Loisaida Center in NYC.
Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2018.