Human migration, social in/visibility, the intrinsicness of human-to-human relationships, our desensitized relationship to the universe — this is where Paloma Núñez-Regueiro work finds refuge. Ink and paper tell stories of impermanence and of the experiences of living in far away foreign places. She deals with the overarching subject of starting over with whatever is at hand, and of the rootlessness of those of us who move from place to place. Her artwork is her ritual to make herself fit into oftentimes unwelcoming worlds that she seldom feels that she belongs to.
Touching a gouge to a plate, she strives to help other rootless ones like herself, and those the world deems invisible, find their place too.
CultureVerse worked with Paloma to create a digital 3D immersive gallery to display her work, including a 3D scan of her studio in Ypsilanti and interview audio from her “Counted/Uncounted” portrait series. Experience her work, listen to the interview recordings, and learn more about Paloma by visiting her virtual gallery below:
Paloma Núñez-Regueiro is a Mexican printmaker born in Lima, Peru.
Paloma attended art college in Mexico, where she came face to face with printmaking during her first year at the Facultad de Artes Plásticas (College of Arts) in Xalapa, Veracruz. She became fascinated with the possibilities that printmaking offers, as well as its importance in popular resistance throughout history. In 1997, she transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology with an International Student Scholarship. A year later she was awarded the Mowris/Mulligan Scholarship Award. In 2000, she earned a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Presently, Núñez-Regueiro lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a resident artist at Ypsi Alloy Studios, a collective of 16 artists.
Learn more about her work and where she has shown it at her website: https://www.palomanr.com/about