Visiting Artist Program

Visiting Artists Program | Lucia Hierro

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Lucia Hierro is a Dominican American conceptual artist born and raised in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of New York City, currently working in the Bronx. Her work explores the body as a collection of fragmented signifiers that includes language, taste, and culture. Hierro addresses these ideas across a broad platform of techniques that include digital media, collage, and felt constructions.

Hierro received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). She has exhibited in shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, Paris Photo, and recently had her first solo show in New York at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Harlem and her first solo show in the Dominican Republic at Casa Quien Gallery. Residencies include Yaddo, Redbull Arts in Detroit, Fountainhead Residency, Bronx Museums Artist in the Market program and Casa Quien. Her work is part of the JP Morgan Chase art collection and the Rennie collection in Vancouver.

The student-run Visiting Artist Program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester. Through a series of public lectures, critiques, and workshops, the program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, as well as fostering discussion of contemporary art and ideas.

Lucia Hierro, De Todo Un Poco (2017). PolyOrganza, felt, digital print on brushed nylon, 60 x 67 inches (28” Strap), 152.4 x 170.2 cm. Photo courtesy Etienne Frossard, Elizabeth Dee Gallery.