Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Juan Alonso received a grant from 4Culture to self-publish 8 Days in Havana, a book of photographs from his trip back to Havana after a 45-year absence, and is currently conducting a pre-sale fundraiser to cover remaining costs.

He also received a 2010 GAP to purchase materials associated with the development of his new series titled Under Construction. Much of the work Alonso has created over the years has been partly inspired by architecture and related to details on the facades of buildings, in particular those of old Havana where he was born. This newer body of work relates more to the inner workings and the foundation of structures: the construction process, not the finished product.

In 1999, Juan was awarded a GAP, as well as a 2012 CityArtist Project award from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.