ABOUT


I Fredy Huaman Mallqui, Bringing my wood carving tools that I elaborated with my own hands, I came to the United States in Spring 2012. I also brought with me the most precious tools: my sensibility, creativity, skills and expertise that I have accumulated with patience and observation, careful of the details in my work as part of my 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, I have inherited an active appreciation of my cultural heritage, which is product of the syncretism between Spanish and Local cultures. I learned wood carving from master carvers in Ayacucho and Cuzco, and I have developed my 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, I 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), I have continued to develop my professional skills as a freelance conservator, wood carver and gilder. Some of my local clients include The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Erie Art Museum, Erie Insurance, Kidder Watcher Jefferys Construction, and private clients. Also some of my clients are from other ciities like, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Boston, MA, New York State and New York City