Taina Cruz (b. 1998, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and a minor in Critical Theory. Taina’s practice spans sculpture, 3D animation, and painting, and explores themes of blackness, technology, and mysticism. Her work draws from neocolonialism and critical race theory, as well as indigenous wisdom, to search for new meaning, materiality, and methodologies in order to reshape the future. Her work has been exhibited at the Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence; The Bronx Art Space, Bronx; Re:Art Show, Brooklyn; Current Space, Baltimore, and was awarded the GO-A foundation award in 2019 which allowed her to travel and research in Puerto Rico.