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  • Art

Jill Cohen-Nuñez—Sunroom Project Space 2023

When
All Day
Where
Glyndor Gallery
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "wait in the garden", 2022, clay, stones, pine needles and maple wood. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

Jill Cohen-Nuñez is a Bronx-based artist who works in mixed-media sculpture, installation, performance, and sound to create works that honor their Dominican and Jewish ancestry and explore the body as a site of offering. Their Sun Porch installation wait in the garden is grounded in a desire to investigate memory and the formation of ritual to reflect on ancestral connections to nature and grief, and includes objects imbued with the energy of guardians to serve as documentation of personal and traditional practices. Employing ceramic, rock, sound and repetition, the site-responsive exhibition creates a space for meditation. Cohen-Nuñez is a 2023 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill.

Public Program: Sat, Sep 30, 2 PM, Meet the Artist

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Exhibition view of Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "wait in the garden", 2023, in the Sunporch. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "Untitled", 2018, clay and brass hinges. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "wait in the garden - beam" (detail), 2023, cedar wood, walnut wood and stone. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "wait in the garden - beam", 2023, cedar wood, walnut wood and stone. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "wait in the garden - beam" (detail), 2023, cedar wood, walnut wood and stone. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "of: a guardian", 2020, bronze on stone. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez, "shutters" (detail), 2023, glass and ceramic. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
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Jill Cohen-Nuñez. "Untitled: guardian a" (top) and. Both works 2022, Raku-fired ceramic. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
  • Jill Cohen-Nuñez

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    Jill Cohen-Nuñez

    Jill Cohen-Nuñez is a Dominican-American artist from the Bronx. They received a BA in Studio Art from CUNY City College in 2020, and have received grants and scholarships from Haverford College, Connor Merit Awards and a NYFA City Artist Corps Grant. Cohen-Nuñez has participated in residencies at The Newark Print Shop, Manhattan Graphics Center, MASS MoCA, Chashama and Modern Art Foundry. They have exhibited at the National Sculpture Society, BronxArtSpace, Center for Performance Research, Fordham University, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, The New York Botanical Garden and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House.

    Learn more about the artist on Instagram @mosslands__

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