From her earliest memories, Alina Puente has been enveloped in the world of creativity. Growing up, she explored various art forms, from dance and painting to collaborative home improvement projects with her mother. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the United States, Alina’s heritage is a vital source of inspiration for her artistic practice. The bold hues and textures of her homeland, her faith, and her identity as an Afro-Latina immigrant inform the themes that permeate her work.
Hailing from a lineage of artistic talents, Alina’s mother is a designer, and her paternal grandmother was a painter. As such, her artistic sensibilities have been nurtured and refined from a young age. Her work draws significant influence from the Abstract Expressionist movement. Among her most admired artists are Cándido Bidó, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Mark Rothko.