MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes Joiri Minaya
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:30pm
MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes Joiri Minaya

Join us for a lecture by Joiri Minaya. Minaya is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work navigates binaries in search of in-betweenness, investigating the female body within constructions of identity, multi-cultural social spaces, and hierarchies. Recent works focus on questioning historic and contemporary representations of black and brown womanhood in relation to an imagined tropical identity from a de-colonial stance. This lecture is part of the ongoing PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7pm - 8:30pm

Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue (entrance near Broadway)
Portland OR 97201

FREE and open to the public

About the artist
Born in New York, U.S., Joiri Minaya grew up in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011) and Parsons the New School for Design (2013). She has participated in residencies like Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, BronxArtSpace, Bronx Museum’s AIM Program, the NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale and Red Bull House of Art Detroit. She was recently a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Artist and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow, and a resident artist at Art Omi and Vermont Studio Center this summer. Minaya has exhibited internationally across the Caribbean and the U.S. She is a grantee from the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (Emerging Artist Grant), the Joan Mitchell Foundation (Emerging Artist and Painters and Sculptors Grants), the Great prize and the Audience Award XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, the Exhibition Prize Centro de la Imagen (D.R.), and the Great Prize of the XXVII Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno (D.R).

This talk is made possible through the James DePreist Fellowship fund provided by the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.