"A sort of artistic enchantress, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson recounts her journey from Peru to the U.S. through 31 evocative photos and 11 texts that she calls her Historias Fragmentadas (Fragmented Stories). Reminiscent of the magical realism of Latin American authors, the Framingham-based artist casts a supernatural aura on her stories illustrated by vintage photos of her homeland, ... Boldly ambitious, Ruiz Gustafson infuses her own story with signs and symbols that link her past and present to create a personal mythology that opens her inner life to viewers – if they dare look." Review by Chris Bergeron, Metrowest Daily News
My entire series Historias fragmentadas is now part of the exciting art exhibition Family Circle, now on view at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham until May 10th, 2020. The artists of “Family Circle” also include painters Jenny Carpenter and Jasmine Chen, photographers Lee Kilpatrick and Kristen Joy Emack and sculptors Lisa Barthelson and Mary Morazzi-Henderson. More info here: Family Circle.