2018 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow
Glyndor Gallery | February 12– March 24, 2018
Pictured Above: Shango: We are here, because you were there, 2017, headpiece/sculpture, costume design, 30 x 45 inches. Photo credit: Melanie Gonzalez. Concept and costume design: Yelaine Rodriguez.
Yelaine Rodriguez is a Dominican-American Artist, Educator, and Independent Curator. Her work examines self-identity; a practice that debates problematic women roles in historical references and the shared experiences of women of color. She utilizes the idea of being “the other”, by exploring the misguided information formed by the spaces created of having been raised in two worlds, the South Bronx and the Dominican Republic.
Rodriquez will explore her interest in the use of nature in wearable art. During her time in the Winter Workspace she will be working with hand weaving on a loom to create textiles inspired by patterns founds in nature through the use of colors and shapes. Rodriguez is the recipient of the Caribbean Cultural Center of the African Diaspora Fellowship 2017. Her work has been included at BRAC, The Andrew Freedman Home, American Museum of Natural History, Rush Art Gallery, The Clemente Gallery, as well at El Centro Cultural de España in the Dominican Republic. She has taught at Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, D.R. and currently teaches at Parsons the New School of Design in NY.
Yelaine Rodriguez will be present for Drop-In Studio Sundays on February 25 and March 4 from 1-3PM.
The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.