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Selene Nunez-Cruz is TelenitART


Selene was born in Mexico city. At the age of eight she moved to her mom’s home town in Veracruz where she got her first art job learning flowers embroidery for Folk-dresses. During middle-school she created 3D paper paintings that sold to her classmates. She attended Theater School where she received acting and art training until the age of eighteen.  

After attending high school, she moved to the beautiful city of Xalapa where she graduated as Biologist and got an Acting certification. Her curiosity for science make her move again to Cuernavaca, the “eternal spring” city to complete her Master degree in Biochemistry.

Selene submitted an application to the Université de la Mediterranée in Marseilles France, where she got a PhD in Immunology and immersed herself in the art world mingling with international artist and poets that lived in the paradisiac Côte d’Azur.

In 2005 she moved to the United States to work as scientist at the University of Pennsylvania and settle in Philadelphia where she persistently continue painting and creating art-crafts.

Artist’s Statement

I am a self-taught artist. My outdoor-based childhood in tropical Veracruz led me to focus on natural and abstract forms, colors and textures without intention of making realistic but with the purpose to evolve and create new ideas of art.  I also enjoy adding a taste of my Mexican roots to my art work. As a scientist, I am curious and love experimenting with several materials such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, alcohol ink, markers, clay and paper. My art practice includes eclectic people and pet portraits, abstract fine art and landscapes. I also transition to 3D by creating wood toys, jewelry boxes, mandala stones, mosaics and other art-crafts. My art has a PURPOSE as more than 30% or the proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations and animal shelters to support people and animals in need.

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