Mining their familial history and lived experiences as a non-binary Latinx person in the Bronx, 2021 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow Katherine Miranda will create a large-scale, sculptural shrine referencing a photograph of their maternal grandparents seated on chairs and honoring the story of their relationship. Capturing the color palette of the garden during the Winter Workspace, and stories of the resilient wisteria clinging to the building’s exterior walls, the installation combines sentimental images, cultural signifiers and materials found and recycled from the grounds to create a space for contemplation and reflection.
As a part of this Fellowship program, Miranda also participates in the 2021 Winter Workspace.
Katherine Miranda is a Latinx, non-binary artist from the Bronx. Drawing from their Mexican, Puerto Rican and American heritages, their work acts as a reflection, an investigation and an homage to their history and ancestry. The use of found and recycled objects in their work are often mirrors of personal family experiences, Bronx culture and Latinx history. Katherine earned a BFA from Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College and is currently a 2021 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill Gardens. As part of the fellowship, they are participating in Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace in February and March and will also have a solo exhibition in the Sun Porch in August. Their work has been exhibited in places such as The Point CDC, Bronx River Art Center and Brooklyn College.