Please join us for the opening reception of Time Piece: Simultaneous Contemplations on the Femme Frequency for a Lost and Fertile Planet, a solo exhibition and mural by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski. This exhibition is a culmination of Amaryllis artist residency at Studio Grand. We invite you to engage with her new work and join us for the opening reception on July 8 and the artist talk and art-making event on July 22.
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an artist who uses culturally “classed” materials to create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is concerned specifically with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities.
DeJesus-Moleski has been featured in numerous arts publications including HyperAllergic and the Huffington Post. She has received awards and honors in the areas of visual art including the ArtLA Student Artist of the Year, All College Honors, and is an Alumni of the AICAD New York studio residency program. She has worked with organizations, museums, and galleries such as MOCADA, VOLTA NYC, Fade II Black Art Basel, AHA festival for progressive arts, Betti Ono, and The Brown Boi Project among others. DeJesus-Moleski has exhibited work in New York, LA, New Mexico, and the Bay Area. A recent graduate of the Individualized program at CCA, DeJesus-Moleski aims to practice the integration of multiple art forms as a way to make myth and tell the truth.
I use culturally classed materials to create work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to aesthetics of marginalization, magic, and freedom. I make primarily 2-D and performative work in the form of large scale drawings on paper, doodles, video, and installation. My work is an investigation into how repetitious visual language informs the collective experience of a society and the symbiotic relationship between mythology and history. I am curious about how fantasy and myth can either be used to reinforce a cultural power structure, or degrade it. I am specifically interested in using symbols of subtle disgrace/mutation to nurture an aesthetic of familiarity, power, and play.
Studio Grand Programs
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, July 8 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day of Femme Magic- & Art-making with Artist Talk: Saturday, July 22 from 4:00pm-7:00pm