Borinquen Gallo

Borinquen Gallo is an Italian-Puerto Rican Bronx-based artist whose work delves into themes of beauty, community, socio-cultural systems and structures through sculpture and installations made using a range of repurposed materials.


Gallo received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, and her MFA in Painting from Hunter College.


She has received numerous awards including the Sol Shaviro Award (2015), The Marion Netter Fellowship (2010), and the Doris Liebowitz Art Educator Award (2009). Residencies include The Children Museum of Manhattan (2019), The Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Program (2015), the Vermont Studio Center (2013) and The Cooper Union Artist Residency (2011).


Gallo has exhibited at Burning in Water Gallery, BRIC Arts Media, Smack Mellon, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, The National Academy Museum, the Queens Museum, Columbia University, The Cooper Union and Queens College. In addition, she has worked on curatorial projects with BAM Fischer, and Pratt Institute. She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute in New York.