Gerardo Latino was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. He is renowned for his intensely detailed paper sculptures, an art form that dates back to 1769 in England, from where it spread to Spain and the rest of Europe. A Fort Lee, NJ resident, Latino designed Pablo Picasso's daughter Paloma’s handbag catalogs. This year, he had his first group exhibition in Hackensack, NJ, directed by Sara Colombino, President of ICAL (Institute of Culture and Art of Latin America).
Latino also recently exhibited his paper sculptures and paintings at Bergen Community College and at Hackensack’s Johnson Public Library. He is working on a paper sculpture mural of Picasso’s “Guernica”, which will premiere at ArtsEcho Galleria in September 2009, before being exhibited in Barcelona, Spain later that fall.