Gonzalo Fuenmayor was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1977. He received an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2004, and a BFA in fine arts and art education from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2000, where he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from the Keith Haring Foundation. Fuenmayor has received numerous awards including a 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for visual and media artists, Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2014, first prize at the Sixth Bidimensional Salon at Gilberto Alzate Avendano Foundation in Bogota, Colombia, 2013, and a Silas Rhodes Family Award in 2000, among others.
Fuenmayor has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the U.S., Latin America and Europe; his work was showcased in The Florida Prize 2018 – Orlando Museum of Art; a solo exhibition “Tropical Mythologies” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2015; “Caribbean Crossroads” Exhibition at the Queens Museum, N.Y.; and solo shows at Miami’s Dot Fiftyone Gallery in 2018 and Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco in 2016. He currently lives and works in Miami and is represented by Dot Fiftyone Gallery – Miami, Dolby Chadwick Gallery – San Francisco and El Museo Gallery – Bogota, Colombia.