2021 Charcoal, paper, and oil on linen 203.2 x 199.4 cm / 80 x 78 1/2 in
Genesis Jerez (b. 1993, Bronx, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) engages the history of painting, focusing often on expanding and grappling with the tradition of the still-life and the figure as represented within domestic space. Jerez juxtaposes painterly technique with collage practice, as seen in her meditative layering of materials onto, and cutting away from, the canvas as a surface.
Jerez is a 2021 Doctorow Prize Winner; as a recipient of this prize, her first solo show debuted at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT in September of 2021. Her work has been shown with The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT.
Photo credit: Widline Cadet