Glendalys Medina is interested in patterns, how they are formed, give meaning and identify. The style of Medina’s work is heavily influenced by systematic structures, the cadence of Hip-Hop rappers, the affirmations and visualization exercises of New Thought authors, the signatures of graffiti writers and traditional Taíno motifs. Medina investigates existing patterns in order to understand how to form new patterns of behavior, thought, structure and meaning. Her work grapples with how to create new resonant forms and actions to invoke in her viewer emotions of love and curiosity for a broader perspective of the world in hopes of creating cultural equity.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, Glendalys Medina is an interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from Hunter College. Medina’s work has presented work at such notable venues as The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Kitchen, The New Museum, PAMM, Artists Space, Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo Spain, the Bronx Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio. Medina will be a Resident at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2019, was a SIP fellow at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2016, a BACK IN FIVE MINUTES artist resident at El Museo del Barrio in 2015, a resident at Yaddo in 2018 and 2015, a Rome Prize fellow in Visual Arts in 2013, a NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art in 2012, and a participant in the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace residency in 2010.
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