Lecture by Firelei Báez

Presented by the Painting Lecture Series and Graduate Satellite Lecture Series
April 11, 2012, 7:15–8:45 pm
Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the public
Contact: Serena Cole, scole@cca.edu, 415.551.9230

Firelei Báez's work has been exhibited in various national and international institutions, including the New Jersey City Museum, El Museo; The Cortona Archeological Museum (Cortona, Italy); The Caribbean African Diaspora Institute (CCADI); and in the Bronx Artist Biennial, BX1. Her work was recently featured in El Museo's Sixth Biennial The [S] Files / The Street Files. She was a recent resident artist in The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and participated in Aljira Center for Contemporary Art's Emerge Program.

She has received many prestigious awards including the 2010 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, the Jaque and Natasha Gelman Award, and the Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award, among others. She is currently an artist in residence at the LMCC Workspace, where she is working on a new body of work.

Báez received her BFA from Cooper Union and her MFA at Hunter College. She was born in the Dominican Republic to Dominican and Haitian parents and he lives and works in Brooklyn.