Federico Uribe 

Painter and Sculptor

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Uribe lives and works in Miami. His artwork resists classification, and emerges from intertwining everyday objects in surprising ways that maintain a formal reference to art history. Uribe research art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota and in 1988 left for New York to study a master-of-fine-arts degree under the supervision of Luis Camnitzer. It was the beginning of a journey that included years of studies and work in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England and finally Miami. In 1996, abandoning his paintbrushes and attracted by the usually neglected beauty of simple objects in daily use, he began to observe them with care, collect them, set them side by side and combine them. They became unusual instruments of a new aesthetic, full of color, irony and lively playfulness.




Flower Bouquet


A wall-hanging still life collage made out of X-ray films backlit with LED lights. This piece plugs in to a power outlet.

Nested Fox


A wall-hanging, bullet shell sculpture of a fox curled in a nest.

Birds in Window


Colored pencil drawing and sculpture/collage.

Silver Sky


Made entirely of coins.



created from a collage of spent bullet shell casings

made entirely from electrical and a/v cables called

From the series ‘Color Constuido’, pencil and painting collage

From the series ‘Color Constuido’, pencil and painting collage