Christina Lewis Vizcarrondo aka Bonesy
Puerto Rican-American artist, Christina Lewis Vizcarrondo, aka Bonesy, received her BFA in Graphic Design and Painting in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame, with Maria Tomasula as her thesis advisor. Her work is mostly figurative and full of movement done in a range of mediums including oil paints, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and pencil. Guided back to her roots, she is now based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is inspired by the vibrant culture of island life.
She has completed 2 art residency programs, one in São Paulo, Brazil called Casa Na Ilha, and the other in the Lower East Side, NYC at Con Artist Collective. In 2019, she also spent 2 months on a Self-Guided Residency though Colombia where she painted 3 murals and visited all the museums and galleries in each city she visited. Bonesy founded a non-profit to open her own sponsored residency program in Santurce, Puerto Rico, which has been delayed due to the pandemic (www.bonesycollective.org). This will bring Puerto Rican artists who are part of the diaspora back to the island for a 1 month residency, while also providing much needed studio space to local artists.
She has shown her work in NYC, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. In 2019, Bonesy was part of the Every Women Biennial in NYC and also participated in the Expresiones Latinx show in Morristown, NJ, where she was in the Panel Discussion on the importance of building art communities. She was part of a group show called “Art is Money - Money is Art” at Geba Art Gallery in Bogotá, Colombia. Bonesy partnered with End of Elm, a boutique restaurant in Morristown, New Jersey, to curate a rotating art exhibit to support local artists (www.endofelm.com/end-of-elm/art).