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Tijay Mohammed

Pictured: The artist at work in his Winter Workspace studio.

Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | Feb 19–March 31

Bronx-based artist Tijay Mohammed has directed workshops in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Wallach Art Gallery and with communities in Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago. He has been awarded grants from The Bronx Council on the Arts and The Laundromat Project, and has exhibited work in numerous institutions throughout New York and West Africa. His creative practice and community engagement aim to promote peaceful co-existence, racial equity and social justice.

Engaging with Wave Hill’s community in the 2019 Winter Workspace program, he employed the Hausa term “zaman lafiya,” a phrase that signifies promoting peace among one’s neighbors, humanity and in the environment more broadly. While at Wave Hill, Tijay explored this concept, along with “Ubuntu,” “I am because we are,” to create new mixed-media portraits that celebrate and honor female and immigrant labor utilizing the materials of African wax fabrics, assorted accessories, sewn materials and found objects. On February 23 and 24, he lead a Family Art Project creating mixed-media portraits.

"We the people matter most, fabric 30”x40”, 2016"

Pictured: The artist at work in his studio during residency. 

Learn more about the artist here.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; 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 Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.