Paloma Núñez-Regueiro is a Mexican printmaker born in Lima, Peru.
Paloma attended art college in Mexico, where she came face to face with printmaking during her first year at the Facultad de Artes Plásticas (College of Arts) in Xalapa, Veracruz. She became fascinated with the possibilities that printmaking offers, as well as its importance in popular resistance throughout history. In 1997, she transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology with an International Student Scholarship. A year later she was awarded the Mowris/Mulligan Scholarship Award. In 2000, she earned a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Presently Núñez-Regueiro lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A resident artist at Ypsi Alloy Studios, she is part of a collective of 16 artists. A collection of her Guarumo prints recently became part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute Art Collection. In 2022, Núñez-Regueiro was the recipient of the Elizabeth Charles Award at the Lansing Art Gallery for activism in creating visibility for minorities through her artwork.
Recently she served as curator to the art exhibit “Eye of the Storm” at Hatch Art Gallery, an art exhibit about creating community in the time of hyperobjects. For this art exhibit each artist explored how recent political and societal upheaval and injustice, the COVID-19 pandemic, global warming and war, shape how they see themselves and their art practices within these contexts.
Núñez-Regueiro also served as judge at the "Embracing Our Differences Michigan” outdoor exhibit which features 60 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists, writers and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme “enriching our lives through diversity.”
This year the artist participated in ”Conversations in Practice” Artist Residency at Ox Bow Art School and Residency Program in Saugatuck, Michigan. In this residency she worked closely with Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, a Los Angeles-based curator and writer of contemporary art and craft.
Her prints have been published in many catalogues and magazines, such as the 2021 Members Catalog of The Print Club of Rochester, “The Hand Magazine” Issues 36 and 38, “Voyage Michigan” in December 2022, the 13th Biennial Miniature Print International Exhibition Catalog, and Print EXPO 2021 and 2023 catalogues.
In Summer 2023 Nunez-Regueiro is the exhibiting artist at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. She will exhibit her work in a solo show titled “To Practice Taking Root” a cohesive collection of artwork that shines a light on the struggles of minorities in our communities. She will also participate with SCA in the creation of educational programs for all ages.
Paloma Núñez-Regueiro is also a printmaking instructor teaching students in her own studio. On many occasions she has been invited to teach workshops at different institutions such as the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Lansing Art Gallery and Educational Center (Lansing, MI), Signal Return (Detroit, MI), and the Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, MI).
Amongst the subjects that interest her are human migration, social in-visibility, and the intrinsic relation of humans to the universe as well as our dislocated relationship to it. She currently explores the vicissitudes of minorities and their stories in order to create a better understanding of their issues. By offering portraits of minorities and their stories, Nunez-Regueiro’s goal is to create supportive communities for those who need to feel rooted in their geographical space and their present time.
Núñez-Regueiro work is closely related to her experiences of living abroad — the impermanence, the precarious construction of one's present and even less of one’s future. It is about the rootlessness of those of us who move from place to place. She is an incessantly positive artist and she profoundly believes in art as a tool to create the social change that can lead us to thoughtful actions, and the bettering of ourselves and our communities.