Thursday, August 21, 2008

María Elena González

Magic Carpet, 1999, rubber, wood, paint.

Born 1957, Havana, Cuba, Maria Elena González has been creating art in the Red Hook area for more than twelve years. She has received numerous prestigious awards, including grants by Anonymous was a Woman, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Tiffany Foundation and The Joan Mitchell Foundation; she has had recent solo exhibitions at Manhattan's El Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn's Rotunda Gallery and Hallwalls in Buffalo. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Basel Switzerland.