Alina Fonteneau was born in Cuba and lived in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and in the USA before moving to Brazil.
A lover and keen observer of nature, her work at times seems to spring not only from her imagination, but from nature itself.
Alina’s playful freedom and creativity makes reference to flowers, shells, and ocean life in her unique language of color, shapes and movement, a synthesis of the fantastical and the organic.
Her totems, which range in size from 30cm to 2 meters, are vibrantly colored assemblages which evoke the exuberance of Brazil’s vegetation.
They have been featured in the MuBe and Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo and are currently on display in Galeria André.
Her work can also be seen in Virginia Miller ArtSpace in Miami, Chasen Gallery in Sarasota and Momentum Galerie in Knokke, Belgium. She has also participated in numerous art fairs and competitions around the world.
Alina holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, Massachusetts) and an M.A. from New York University (specialized in Sculpture).