Mercedes Nuñez


​Mercedes Nuñez, Cuban visual artist in painting, mixed media, collage works-on-paper, photography, and artist books.  Nuñez studied Art and Architecture at Pratt Institute and has a MFA from the University of Miami.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of Bridgewater State University and in private collections throughout the U.S. Nuñez is an artist member at IFA: Imago Gallery of Art and Fine Craft, Warren, RI. 

Nuñez last public commission is a site-specific, painting series THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE for the Bartlett Atrium, DMF College of Mathematics and Science.  In addition, she has been the recipient of multiple artist residencies and grants, among these was an artist grant in support of documenting a 1997 Antarctic Expedition on board the Akademic Shuylekin—a Russian research vessel, and 2000 Summer Grant in support of a documentary series on the return to her native Cuba.

Since moving to Massachusetts in 1987, Nuñez has travelled abroad, and extensively across the lower 48-states and Hawai’i, with her most recent road travel taking place in August 2017. The series ‘Eclipse chaser—Transit summer’ is a visual and written documentary on the journey to witness the Total Eclipse in Gallatin, Tennessee, the 20th May 2012, Annular Eclipse (Klamath Falls, CA), and the 05th June 2012, Transit of Venus, at the Mauna Kea Observatory, (Big Island, Hawai’i).  

Nuñez former Professor of Art, currently residing in Bellingham, Massachusetts, located in the historic Blackstone River Valley.