Firelei Báez was born in the Dominican Republic and currently lives and works in New York. She makes large-scale, intricate works that explore the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporas. She studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Hunter College. She has had solo exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City. She has held residencies at Headlands, Fine Arts Work Center, LES Print Shop, and LMCC Workspace. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art Forum, and Studio Museum Magazine and is featured in Phaidon's drawing anthology Vitamin D2 (2013). She has been the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, the Gelman...

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