The swarm of kisses and oblivion
Date 1996
Category Print
Medium Linocut on paper
Genre Scenes
Period 20th Century

Consuelo Gotay

"The swarm of kisses and oblivion " (1996)

Description

Biography

Printmaker, designer, and teacher. Gotay graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1970 and completed her master’s degree at Columbia University in New York in 1971. She began as an apprentice in the Graphics Workshop of the School of Architecture, with José A. Torres Martino as her teacher, and in Lorenzo Homar’s studio. She also studied printing at the Bernardino Cordero Bernard Vocational School in Ponce and at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She studied non-toxic printmaking with Keith Howard in Canada. Her teaching, in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has been ongoing, and significant. Her work has been awarded prizes and honorable mentions throughout her career. She works in silkscreen, linoprints, and woodcuts, does font design, and has created artists’ portfolios and books in which image, word, and design mesh. Her prints tend to be poetic portrayals of the local landscape using textures and elegant lines.