Alex Nuñez is a Cuban-American mixed media painter from Miami, FL. She received her Bachelors of Arts & Sciences from Loyola University New Orleans in 2006. She completed international workshops at Firenze Arti Visive, Florence and Metafora, Barcelona. In 2009, she received her Post Baccalaureate Diploma from SMFA, Boston. She received her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2012; upon completion, she was awarded the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship. Nuñez is the host and producer of the “Sunday Painter” podcast on Jolt Radio, now in the show’s fourth year of production and a recipient of Locust Project’s 2018 Wavemaker Grant. In 2019, she completed a year residency at the Deering Estate. She is currently a resident artist at the Fountainhead Studios in Little Haiti. Resembling a large, unruly overgrowth, Alex Nuñez’s abstract paintings suggest that ignorance is the ultimate existential threat. Obscuring hidden messages with boldly colored splashes and creeping abstract figures, her paintings are hidden object games reflecting the anxiety of human impermanence. Each work is an ominous reminder that survival is tenuous in a culture that emphasizes materiality and instant gratification over the protection of our natural environment. @shockingly_unambitious