Claudia Ruiz Gustafson (b. 1973) is a Peruvian Latinx visual artist and curator based in Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Communications from Universidad de Lima. Her practice engages photography, collage, assemblage, poetry and artist book making. Her work is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective; her cross-cultural experience and Peruvian heritage deeply inform her art making.

Claudia’s latest project, Mi País Imaginado / My Imagined Country, is an exploration of how imperialist/supremacist thinking rewrites histories.

Claudia has exhibited in museums and galleries across the US and abroad at venues including Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Newport Art Museum, Photographic Resource Center, Agora Gallery, The Print Center and Galleria Valid Foto.

She is a 2022 artist-in-residence at the Centre for Photography at Woodstock, a 2022 Fellow at the Houston Center for Photography, a 2021 Massachusetts Cultural Council Photography Fellow and a 2021 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50. In 2021, La Ciudad en las Nubes received the Michael Reichmann Project Grant Award.

She has received grants and awards from the Mass Cultural Council, the Cambridge Art Association, L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards, PX3 de la Photographie Paris and The Gala Awards.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Centre for Photography at Woodstock. Claudia’s work has been published in Fraction Media, Black & White Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Lenscratch, Artscope Magazine, The Boston Globe, among others.

Since 2019, she is the curator and participating artist of the traveling exhibition Crossing Cultures: Family, Memory and Displacement, a multi-media project made up of artwork created by multi-cultural artists reflecting on identity and diaspora.

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