Manuela Gonzalez is a Lake Worth Beach-based artist from Medellín, Colombia. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. Through the exploration of multiple materials, techniques and mediums, Gonzalez's studio practice has developed from closely examining the visual language of textiles as they relate to the history of abstraction within the western canon. She investigates fabric and textile based craft techniques as vessels for personal and collective histories. Her work has been exhibited in Estamos Bien - La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio and Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY, and has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail (January 2021) and New American Painting (May 2020), among many others. She recently completed residencies with New Wave, West Palm Beach, FL and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.