Firelei Báez Curriculum Vitae

firelei-baez
BORN
Born Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION
2004
B.F.A., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
2008
Skowhegan School Of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
2010
M.F.A., Hunter College, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Firelei Báez: Bloodlines, The Warhol, Pittsburgh, PA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
De Paul Art Museum in Chicago
Tarble Arts Center

2016
Trust Memory Over History, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Unpacking Hispanola, with Scherezade Garcia (two person show), Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia

2015
Firelei Báez: Bloodlines, Perez Art Museum of Miami, curated by María Elena Ortiz
Firelei Báez: Patterns of Resistance, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Black Pulp!, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
Diaspora Calling, Kings Theater, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn

2015
Between History and the Body, The 8th floor, New York
A Curious Blindness, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Concealed: Selections from The Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2014
Prospect 3 U.S. Biennial, Notes for Now, New Orleans Biennial, Curated by Franklyn Sirmans, New Orleans
Small, drawing exhibition curated by Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center, New York
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, curated by Elvis Fuentes at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami
I Scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New School, New York
Firelei Báez: Fine Arts Work Center Solo Exhibition, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Context and Counteractions: Selected Works by the 2013-2014, FAWC Visual Art Fellows, Perez Art Museum Miami

2013
Fore, Studio Museum’s upcoming fourth emerging artist exhibition, curated by Naima Keith, Thomas Lax and
Lauren Hayes, New York
Appendix to a Memory Table (solo exhibition), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Flags Of Twilight (solo exhibition), Nunc-Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium
More Than A Likeness , McClain Gallery, Houston
The Bronx Museum AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, New York
Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process, Mixed Greens, New York
Emo Show, Elizabeth Foundation, New York
Drawn to Nature, curated by Jennifer McGregor at Wave Hill, New York
Offcolor: Palimpsest (solo exhibition), Morgan Lehman Project Space, New York
Corporeal Contours: Works by Firelei Baez and Andrea Chung, curated by Jillian Narkornthap at
Community Folk Art Center, New York

2012
Not Even Unalterable Limitations, (solo exhibition) Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Harbingers & Psychopomps, The IMC Lab + Gallery, New York
Contemporary Watercolor, curated by Veronica Roberts, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
Psycho*Pomp (solo exhibition), Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
ACIREMA, Curated by Cesar Garcia at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles
Body Snatchers, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box, New York
Cultural Transference, Curated by Sara Reissman, EFA Project Space, New York
Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, Casita Maria Center, Bronx, New York

2011
Museum As a Hub: Alpha’s Bet is Not Over Yet, at the New Museum, New York
The S/ Files, El Museo’s 6th Biennial, at El Museo, Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Trinidad Fombella and
Elvis Fuentes, New York
The African Continuum, at the United Nations, New York
[email protected] Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action, Graduate Center CUNY, New York
Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas, Curated by Tatiana Flores, Middlesex Art Gallery, Middlesex, New Jersey
Elastic Identity, at IMC Lab + Gallery, New York
Paperwork, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, New York
Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name, Be Black Baby at Recess Space, New York

2010
Hair Tactics, New Jersey City Museum, Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City, New Jersey
This elusive mirror image of matter, (solo exhibition) Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York
Thinking Performance at the Guggenheim, Performed in Joan Jonas’- Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured,
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Introductions6, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
Around the Way, curated by El Museo del Barrio, Macy’s, New York
Lush, Art Solar, East Hampton, New York
Boundless Discourse, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College, Ramapo, New Jersey
Wearing Spirit, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York
Dance Ghost, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES
2014
The Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting

2013
Fine Arts Work Center, Artist In Residence, Provincetown, Massachussettes
Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist In Residence, Sausalito, California
Dieu Donné Paper Mill, Workspace Artist in Residence, New York
Wave Hill, Workspace Artist in Residence, New York

2012
AIM, Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, New York
Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Print Shop, New York

2011
Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

2010
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award in Painting

2008
Skowhegan School Of Painting and Sculpture, Full Fellowship, Skowhegan, Maine

2007
Bronx Recognizes its Own (BRIO) Award Recipient
Aljira Emerge, A Career Management and Exhibition Program for Emerging Artists

2004
The Jaque and Natasha Gelman Award for Painting, New York

2003
The O’Brien Travel Award, Cooper Union, New York

2002
William Randolph Hearst Award, Cooper Union, New York

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Roxanne Gay, Naima Keith, María Elena Ortiz, “Bloodlines” (Exhibition Catalog), The Perez Museum of Art Miami, 2015
“Firelei Baez, Patterns of Resistance”, e-flux, September 2015
Neil Vasquez, “’Bloodlines’ at PAMM Takes a Look at Representation of Caribbean Bodies and Culture”, Miami New Times, November 2015
Stassa Edwards, “Firelei Baez’s Stunning PAMM Exhibit, ‘Bloodlines’, Dissects Complex Racial Identities”, Miami New Times, December 2015
Scott Indrisek, “Beyond the Fairs: Must-See Exhibitions in Miami During ABMB”, Blouin ArtInfo, December 2015
Sean Means, “Painter Firelei Baez will receive UMOCA’s Doctorow Prize”, The Salt Lake Tribune, October 2014
“Notes for Now”, Prospect.3 Exhibition Catalogue, October 2014
Alvarado Aranda, “Vitamin D2”, Phaidon, London, 2013
Matt Price, “Vitamin D2”, Phaidon, London, 2013
Sadie Barnette, “Fore”, Artforum, March 2013
Suan Hodara, “Using Nature to Depict Itself”, The New York Times, April 2013
Ellen Pearlman, “The Power Behind the Mask”, Hyperallergenic, May 23, 2013
“Firelei Baez ‘Appendix to a Memory Table’ @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA”, Juxtapoz, December 2013
Ellen C. Caldwell, “The Limitless Possibilities of Firelei Baez at Richard Heller Gallery”, New American Paintings,
17 April 2012
Allison Meier, “EMERGING: Firelei Baez Forms a Lush Mixed-Media Landscape from Self and History”, Blouin ARTINFO, NY. November 30, 2012
Holly Myers, “Art Review: Firelei Baez at Richard Heller Gallery”, Los Angeles Times, 14 April 2012
Jorge Alberto Perez, “Pigmentocracy and the Calendar Girl”. ARC Magazine. Issue 4. 2012
Holland Cotter, “Artists Who’s Vitality Flows from the Streets”. The New York Times, 16 June 2011
Leigh Anne Miller, “A Continental Biennial: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado on “The (S) Files”. Art in America. 12, October 2011. New York, NY
Michelle Stephens, “The Fantasy in Bits and Pieces: The Illusory Body of the Caribbean/Female Artist”. Disillusions catalogue essay. Rutgers, NJ
Tasha Parker, “If you like…”. Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer/Fall 2011. New York, NY

COLLECTIONS
BNY Mellon Art Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Jean-Marc Salomon Foundation for Contemporary Art, Annecy, France
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Phillip and Tracey Riese Foundation, New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

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