Gonzalo Fuenmayor is a Colombian artist living and working in Miami. His monumental charcoal drawings of palm trees, waterslides, and vision testing micromachines examine the notions of the exotic and the collision of culture in the tropical landscapes of Florida.
He was born in 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, in 2000, with Major in Fine Art and Minor in Art Education, and his Masters in Fine Art from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2004, from which he also earned the prestigious Traveling Fellowship. Leticia, Colombian city in the heart of the Amazon was chosen as a destination.