Estefania Puerta's work is made up of a wide range of materials to form new poetics of transformation and translation. Her compositions of dense and varied materials (both organic and inorganic) reflect her research and personal history of immigration and un-documentation in the United States. This inquiry has led to questions around what is considered natural or alien and what we identify as foreign or familiar; comforting or threatening. Puerta received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2018. She was born in Colombia and currently lives in Vermont where she teaches at Middlebury College and maintains her studio practice.
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