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Inspired by the palette and patterning found in John Dunkley’s landscape paintings on view in John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night, teaching artist Joiri Minaya will lead a block printing on textile workshop and discuss the history of the pattern design process and intersections with her own art and practice. The program is limited to 20 individuals. All materials will be provided.
The Dialogue + Studio Workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.
Joiri Minaya is a Dominican-American artist born in 1990. Living between the United States and the Dominican Republic (and having lived in Belgium for a while) has made Minaya aware of her own difference and subjectivity depending on context. Influenced by this, her work meditates on representation, identity constructions, gender roles, migration, and nature from a personal place, but also through larger transcultural and historical frames. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales (ENAV) in Santo Domingo in 2009, the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana in 2011, and Parsons the New School for Design in New York in 2013. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Minaya is the recipient of Emerging Artist Awards from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2016) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2015), a Great Prize and the Audience Award in the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes at the Centro León in Santiago, and the Great Prize of the XXVII National Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo. She lives and works in Manhattan, maintaining a strong artistic presence in the Dominican Republic.
Image: John Dunkley (Jamaica, 1891–1947), Back to Nature, c. 1939, mixed media on plywood, 16 9/16 x 28 3/8 in., National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston. Photo by Mariela Pascual.