Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry residing and working in art in Philadelphia (PA), since 2000. While studying design in her native Chile in the 1970s, she became interested in the rock art done in her own country. She visited the solitary and awe-inspiring valleys, mountains, deserts, and rock formations of Chile. She also traveled to Spain to study the caves of Altamira in the Basque country.
Unanue has received numerous awards and grants—among them the Latin American Women in Art and Culture Tribute in 2015, in New York city—and has widely exhibited in Chile, Spain, Finland, Ecuador, and Argentina, as well as in galleries in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. Her work can also be found in many private and public collections in the Americas and Europe.