GLENDALYS MEDINA: Gratitudes
May 13 - July 10
“In 2020, as the pandemic gripped the world and our lives went on pause, I found myself in a hopeless state. After about a week in bed, I asked my mother to borrow her dog to motivate me to get up and care for something outside of myself. I gave myself a drawing exercise on our 15-minute walks; to find something to be grateful for, to appreciate the ability to see and cultivate an attitude of gratitude. After taking minutes to observe an item or experience, I would come up to my studio and put the color down as a document of that moment. Those moments created this series of color studies. To this day, when I am feeling down, I go out and enact the same exercise.” – Glendalys Medina, 2021
Glendalys Medina is a Nuyorican conceptual interdisciplinary visual artist who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. Medina received an MFA from Hunter College and has presented artwork at such notable venues as PAMM, Participant Inc., BRIC, Performa 19, Artists Space, The Bronx Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo, Spain, and The Studio Museum in Harlem among others. Medina was a recipient of a Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant (2020), a Jerome Hill Foundation Fellowship (2019), an Ace Hotel New York City Artist Residency (2017), a SIP fellowship at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (2016), a BACK IN FIVE MINUTES artist residency at El Museo Del Barrio (2015), a residency at Yaddo (2014, 2018), the Rome Prize in Visual Arts (2013), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art (2012), and the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace residency (2010). Medina is currently a professor at SVA’s MFA Art Practice program and lives and works in New York.
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© Glendalys Medina
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