Otero Fuentes


Otero Fuentes’ work oscillates between the visible and the invisible. He delves beyond the mere appearance of the physical realm to discover a grand design informed by a higher intelligence and a spiritual order.

Otero Fuentes strides to combine his architecture and sculpture experience in service of communities by creating large-scale public sculptures that incite human emotion and invite a visionary contemplation of the profound wonder, divine order and infinite mystery of the universe.

Miguel Otero Fuentes is a Puerto Rico-born sculptor and architect skilled in facade system design, 3d modeling and at facilitating collaboration between design and engineering teams. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the T. Gordon Little Fellowship, participated in design-build studios, worked as a teaching assistant abroad and was involved in research in the areas of digital design and fabrication. During his academic career he won three first place prizes including the distinguished Portman Prize. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree (with honors) from the University of Puerto Rico.

From 2015 until the start of 2022, Otero Fuentes worked at Front were he was involved as a facade system designer on a range of high profile projects including the Joslyn Art Museum Expansion (by Snohetta), the MIT Metropolitan Building renovation (by Diller Scofidio + Renfro), 262 Fifth Avenue (by Meganom) and Google Campus (by BIG + Heatherwick Studio) amongst many other projects.

Now, Otero Fuentes works as a full time sculptor in his Brooklyn based studio [Otero Fuentes XYZ] where he experiments with material, dimension, number, light, space, form, and meaning.