Fredy Huaman Mallqui, brought his wood carving tools that elaborated with his own hands, he came to the United States in Spring 2012. Fredy also brought with him the most precious tools: his sensibility, creativity, skills and expertise that have accumulated with patience and observation, careful of the details in Fredy’s work as part of his daily life. As an art conservator, wood carver, and gilder.
Growing up in the city of Ayacucho, Peru (est. 1540), the Peruvian capital of the craftsman, he have inherited an active appreciation of a rich cultural heritage, which is product of the syncretism between Spanish and Local cultures. He learned wood carving from master carvers at the age of 9 years old and since then have developed his own technique to design, carve and conserve intricate pieces in Baroque, Rococo, Gothic, and Romanesque styles. Trained by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture in the conservation of diverse objects of art, Fredy worked in the provinces of Cuzco and Apurímac (Peru) conserving religious art, wooden and plaster polychrome sculptures, furnitures, frames, architectural elements in wood and plaster, gilded pieces and murals dating from the XVI-XVIII centuries.
Since relocating to the United States (Erie, PA), Fredy have continued to develop his professional skills as a freelance conservator, wood carver and gilder. Some of my clients include The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Erie Art Museum, Erie Insurance, Kidder Watcher Jefferys Construction, Schantz Organ Company OH, Kittinger Furniture Company NY and private clients. Also some of my clients are from other ciities like, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Boston, MA and New York State.
In 2017 he earned the Professional Level Scholarship at The Marc Adams School of Woodworking, located in Franklin, IN.
In March 2019, Fredy participated in The World Wood Day Celebration in Graz, Austria. This event is a recognition of the best wood carvers and their artistic work and the sustainability of the wood material from around the world. Fredy´s most recent historical restoration project was at Fair Lane, the former home of Henry and Clara Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan. Fredy was hired to design and carve the decorative elements for the replica of the 1914 Estey residency Organ, in collaboration with The Schantz Organ Company from Ohio.