Karina Puente is a Mexican-American artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her fine art paintings, charcoal drawings, and modern Papel Picado installations reflect the cultural heritage of the Santa Ynez Valley where she grew up. Puente’s large-scale backdrops are hand cut and dyed in her studio. Her works have appeared in weddings, community events, galleries and museums across the country. She has exhibited in the Corcoran National Gallery, Miami MoCA, Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Studios at Mass MoCA, and The Weeksville Heritage Center in New York. Puente’s process is often site-specific and supports individuals and organizations align to their mission through strategic co-creation.