Gómez, Mirta

Mirta Gómez (b. 1953, Havana): Working in collaboration with her husband, Eduardo del Valle, since 1973, Gómez’s photography often documents the life and geography of Yucatan, Mexico. She is the recipient two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as fellowships from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Her work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. Gómez and Del Valle’s books include Fried Waters, published by Nazraeli Press in 2005, and Between Runs, which consist of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China. Gómez holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University. She is a professor of photography at FIU. (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1995-96)

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