Fredy Jose Gabuardy Montealegre was born in Boaco, Nicaragua in 1989. He moved to the United States after 2000. In 2006 he was accepted to Miami, New World School of the Arts. In 2009 he attended the Kansas City Art Institute with a full scholarship and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Fredy has exhibited his work in Miami and Missouri. His work has been reviewed in Artsceen gallery space, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Painting Gallery, H&R Block Artspace and more. In 2015 Fredy was involved in the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency in Kansas City. At the end of his residency Fredy moved to The Drugstore studios and is now continuing his research for the growth of his work.
POINT OF INTEREST
My work focuses on the relationships of formal elements to explore objecthood, materiality and narrative. My work bounds between painting and sculpture, often combining both. Object plays many roles in my work. Object can function as character, experience, or space. Placing the material handling of my work in the realm of unfamiliar interaction, I’m able to cast each of my pieces out from what is typical and expected of story and form.
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