Jessica Lagunas was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Guatemala where she studied graphic design at Universidad Rafael Landívar. In 2001 she migrated to New York where she now lives and works but has kept a permanent dialogue with Guatemala, which has been a departing point for her artwork.

Lagunas’ works have been exhibited internationally with exhibitions in the United States, Guatemala, Venezuela and Italy, including public exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2006) and Jersey City Museum (2007). Her works have been included in various international art biennale’s including the Paiz Biennial (Guatemala, 2008) and El Museo del Barrio’s Biennial (New York, 2007). Both in 2007 and 2008 she was a recipient of NoMAA Grant Program for Individual Artists, New York.

Photo: Roni Mocan. Courtesy of the artist and Rollo Contemporary Art.