Zeny Fuentes & Reyna Piña

Alebrijes

Carr. Oaxaca a Pto. Angel Km 235

San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca
951 112 6862 cell WhatsApp

951 524 9240 casa
zenyfuentes27@yahoo.com

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It wasn't until the 1980s that the demand for Oaxacan alebrije wood carvings became popular. In 1992, the Smithsonian featured well-known Oaxacan carvers. American folk art dealers flocked to Oaxaca to begin their collections of these works of art. Painted alebrije woodcarving is a major art form and source of income for three pueblos near Oaxaca City.

Zeny Fuentes is a Zapoteca Indian and fourth generation woodcarver from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. He began carving when he was seven years old, taught by his father, Epifanio Fuentes who is considered the most famous carver in San Martin Tilcajete. Zeny has established his own reputation through his unique carving techniques. He prefers to paint his own figures and continues the tradition in the family workshop where he creates art with his wife, Reyna Piña Ramires, and their four children, Fatima, Laura, Mary Guadalupe , and Zenen.

 

Zeny has demonstrated and exhibited his alebrije carving process in numerous museums, galleries, schools and educational conferences throughout the United States and Mexico.  As Zeny and Reyna's renown grows, the Walt Disney Company commissioned a number of special pieces to be put on display at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida.  He won a first place award at  Enart, San Pedro Tlaquepaque 2012 and at Galardón Oaxaca 2012 with his Wild Bull.

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