Karina Puente Frantzen
Karina Puente (Lima, 1980) is a Peruvian architect and currently operates as an urban designer and self-taught illustrator. She studied in Caracas, Venezuela and Lima, Peru (2006). Since then she has participated in several projects of architectural and urban design, among them are the planning of the Metropolis of Lima facing the year 2035 and the project management and design of Antonio Raimondi National Ecological Park in Lima for the Ministry of Environment. Her fascination with cities comes from very little, as a daughter of a diplomat she has lived in various countries and cities (Helsinki, New Zealand, Caracas, Guatemala and Lima). Her illustrations are a mix of the critical eye of the architect and the images collected through time thanks to her multiple experiences. Her illustrations have been published in various international magazines both digital and printed, blogs and virtual platforms in Peru and abroad (Chile, Mexico, Italy, India, Shanghai). In 2018 she has given lectures in Shanghai, Sao Paulo and has had her first solo exhibition in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Zora, 78 X 57 cm, mixed media, collage, ink on paper, acrylic paint markers, digital printed on cotton paper, 2014–2019
Despina, 78 X 57 cm, mixed media, collage, ink on paper, acrylic paint markers, digital printed on cotton paper, 2014–2019
Isaura, 78 X 57 cm, mixed media, collage, ink on paper, acrylic paint markers, digital printed on cotton paper, 2014–2019