Karina Puente is a Mexican- American fine artist based in Philadelphia, PA and has been represented by galleries in California since she was sixteen. Her paintings are collected privately around the world and have been shown in museums such as the Corcoran National Gallery, the Miami MoCA, and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art.
Puente is a painter and installation artist. And her artwork is moving. Not only is it emotionally charged, it literally moves. Stop-motion animation documents the process of her painting coming to life. In her recent work, each piece is accompanied by a series of photographs that tell the story of where her painting has been and where it is going. She primarily paints people. The figures in her paintings are proud and often courageous in a narrative rich with vivid color and line. When the world seems dismal, Puente can discover –through her paintings- hope, confidence, and imagination. Drawing becomes a meditation.
"Art can arouse emotion. If a piece of art directs a person to create more, become excited, or dream, the work has done its job."
For her creative work, Puente travels extensively to install her hand crafted art on-sight at events, weddings, and workshops. She speaks publicly about what keeps her ignited and how to cultivate creativity. The personal connections she makes with both her subjects and clients fuels her artwork and her life. Karina Puente is available to help bring your vision to life.