pull (artist at work)
glass, copper, stainless steel, aircraft wire, ball bearing fittings, screws, 2 feet x 1.5 inches x 11 feet, 2019
crown heights pull sag
glass, stone, copper, steel, ball bearings, 5 x 3 x 11 feet, 2020
finding the window
glass, copper, steel, polyurethane, 20 feet x 20 feet x 24 feet
Structural design by Kyoung Hee Kim, PhD AIA of UNCC + HKDNA, Commissioned by the New York Hall of Science
New Soho Gallery, June 26 - July 07, 2014
a wall, a panel or a cloud
glass,18 x 8 x 3 inches, 2019
Romina Gonzales (b. Lima, Peru, 1989) is a New York based, interdisciplinary artist working towards facilitating the expansion of consciousness from a post-colonial lens. Moving seamlessly between sculpture, printmaking and performance, she often portrays gestures and narratives through material responses by questioning givens and offering alternative perspectives. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, Remezcla, Hyperallergic, among others, and included in the collections of The Museum of American Glass, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and NYSCI. Exhibitions include Glass+A at Vitraria Museum in Venice, Italy, Terra/Derma at The Holland Tunnel Gallery in Newburgh, NY, Flammable Statement No2 for the GMTF Film Festival at Northlands Creative in Scotland & The Museum of Arts and Design in NY, and most recently, a long term installation titled Finding the Window commissioned by the New York Hall of Science Museum in Queens, NY. Gonzales graduated from New York University after previously attending Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Visitor Center’s Spring/Summer program launches in March with The Return (March 12 - April 23), a solo presentation of an installation of new sculptures and paintings by Romina Gonzales.
An artist renowned for her groundbreaking work in glass, Gonzales will present new sculptures inspired by the transformative healing properties of sulfur, copper and glass. The Return is a voyage of transformation in which the artist recontextualizes ancestral practices to incite self-reflection and facilitate individual and collective healing.
Correlating to the title of the 22nd card of the Egyptian Tarot and matching the year 2022, The Return represents embarking onto a new route with a renewed sense of self and society; it's the pinnacle of an energy cycle, allowing us to come back to our own essence.
As the structures that uphold our society collapse, new ways of seeing, being, and making need to be created, incorporating nature-based understandings of ourselves and our environment instead of forced or pre-established modes of operation.
The Return symbolizes the return of ourselves, to ourselves, from the stresses we have collectively faced in the pandemic over the past two years.
The Return - on view at VISITOR CENTER, from March 12 to April 23, 2022.
Closing reception: Saturday April23 , from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at
VISITOR CENTER, 233 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Some of the sculptures on view were created in 2019 thanks to the Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts and Cultural Center and Bowling Green State University.
Romina Gonzales The Return is presented by VISITOR CENTER under the auspices of the International Year of the Glass 2022.