Drawn to Nature
Winter Workspace 2013
Glyndor Gallery | January 2 – March 24, 2013
Firelei Baez’s large-scale paintings, drawings and collages explore her personal identity and Caribbean background. In her portraits, costume, hair design and landscape become entangled and inscribed within the figure. At Wave Hill, she will use the Winter Workspace to create characters that are influenced by the landscape of the garden. In 2012 her work was included in Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at El Museo del Barrio and in Fore, the Studio Museum of Harlem’s fourth emerging artist exhibition. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and at Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada. Baez earned her BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and her MFA, in 2008, from Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Demetrea (From the Geographic Delay Series), 2010, gouache and ink on paper, 87” x 34”
Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.