Issue 07 Preview: Firelei Báez
In the weeks leading up to the Apogee Journal Issue 07 release, we’d like to treat you to a sneak preview of the visual art in the new issue.
FIRELEI BÁEZ was born in the Dominican Republic and lives and works in New York. Báez received an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from The Cooper Union’s School of Art. She has held residencies at The Headlands, The Fine Arts Work Center, The Lower East Side Print Shop, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace. Her work has been exhibited by the New Museum, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, El Museo del Barrio, the Wellin Museum of Art, The Drawing Center, the Bronx Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her work was recently featured in the Prospect 3 Biennial. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Award in Painting, the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, and the Chiaro Award from the Headlands. In 2015, The Pérez Art Miami Museum published Firelei Báez: Bloodlines.