Old San Juan, 2023, Digital on matte paper, 17 ¼ x 17 ¼ inches.
We all have “station stops”: times and places where we pause, take a breath, and think about where we’ve been and where we’re off to next. This exhibit is divided into four “stops”. The first, Around the Kitchen Island, documents daily home life: the ingredients for our meals or the flowers that feed our eyes. The second grouping, When Art Forms Collide, reflects the cross-pollination of visual ideas between fabrics, quilt design, and digital painting which dominates Fundora’s work life. Finally, Four Summits and One P’Town, and Traveling Again reflect the artist’s wandering in and beyond her neighborhood, pondering the comfortably familiar and excitingly new.
Yolanda V. Fundora was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in New York City. She attended Syracuse University, and currently lives in Summit, NJ. Fundora designs and licenses fabric collections, illustrates books, and works with local businesses to create unique branding. Her work is included in the collections of the Clinton Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico where she has had two solo shows. Fundora has authored two books, and recently collaborated with author Marta McDowell to illustrate Gardening Can Be Murder.