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Francisco Donoso

Francisco Donoso is a transnational artist based between NYC and Miami. Born in Ecuador, but raised in Miami, FL, he's been a recipient of DACA since 2013. Through an intuitive process of layering paint and other media, he explores notions of placement and fixed boundaries to reveal the potentialities of belonging. His fencescapes are an exploration of the psychic space, and the interiority of the immigrant self, shifting the citizen’s gaze away from the exterior trauma of migration and towards the liberated joy of boundless futurity. His works embody the optical, emotive, and tactile qualities of color and luminosity through the use of media, mylar and plexiglass supports.


He received his BFA from Purchase College and has participated in fellowships and residencies at Wave Hill as a Van Lier Fellow, Stony Brook University, The Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace, and the Kates-Ferri Projects Residency among others. Francisco has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US notably at El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Wave Hill, Affordable Art Fair, Kates-Ferri Projects, Field Projects, Second Street Gallery, Baik+Khnessyer, and SPRING/BREAK LA. He is a recipient of an Artist Corp Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Cultural Solidarity Fund Grant. His work is in corporate and many private collections like Capital One Collection and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Collection. He is represented by Kates-Ferri Projects in NYC. 

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