The Department of Painting + Printmaking presents a virtual lecture by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski.
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski grew up moving from city to country to city in the American East Coast, South, and Midwest. Spending her most formative years in a constantly shifting landscape has tethered her work to interests in multiplicity, belief systems, and bewilderment. DeJesus Moleski is an interdisciplinary artist that has an ongoing practice of tending to the in-between, and those that know the trouble and pleasure there.
In 2019 she graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Art and received her BFA from CCA in 2014. Amaryllis has exhibited with the Brooklyn Museum in “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 years after Stonewall”, and with MoCADA in the two person show “Vision Quest”. Her work has been shown in New Orleans, New Mexico, LA, Miami, the Bay Area, and Italy, and featured in Teen Vogue, New American Paintings, Art of Choice, HyperAllergic, the Huffington Post, and Momma Tried Magazine.
Whether through drawing, video, performance, or installation, Amaryllis experiments with how to name the conflation of celebration and mourning when being racialized, liminal, and alive. Employing flamboyance as an exercise in utopic fantasies for the future, her work is a dream sequence triggered by our current time.
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