Cristina Córdova, sculptor, lives and works at Penland, NC, far from her homeland of Puerto Rico. Her beautiful figurative clay work is rooted in renaissance sculptural traditions and ceramics. Each piece represents our shared humanity while confronting contemporary issues of gender, race, beauty and power, and inviting the viewer’s participation.
Cristina Córdova completed her BA at the University of Puerto Rico in 1998 then received her MFA in ceramics from Alfred University, NY in 2002. She has since received numerous grants and awards, including the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant, a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant, several International Association of Art Critics of Puerto Rico awards, and in 2015 the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship award.
In 2012, Córdova was included in the Renwick’s 40th anniversary exhibition “40 Under 40: Craft Futures,” and in 2018, her most recent solo exhibition “Jungla,” was featured at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY. Córdova’s work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC, the Colección Acosta de San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, NC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, PR. Her work is represented by Ferrin Contemporary, MA.