|Artwork created prior to residency|
New York, NY
Residency: May-June 2016
Esperanza Cortés is a New York based multidisciplinary contemporary artist who creates installations which incorporate sculptures, drawings, prints, paintings and video. Cortés has exhibited extensively in the United States in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Neuberger Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, El Museo Del Barrio, MoMA PS 1, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Taller Boricua Gallery in New York. Nationally Cortes has shown at The Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT and The Lorenzo Homar Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Internationally she has exhibited in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Spain.
Cortés has received international and national fellowships and grants and recognition for her work from institutions such as the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2014 Painters & Sculptors Grant, NY; The Puffin Foundation, NJ; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; New York State Biennial, Albany, NY; Robert Rauchenberg Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She was awarded artist residencies at Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA; Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN; Bronx Museum of Art, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL; Longwood Art Project, NY and Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NY. Esperanza has also received international residencies at Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Bielska BWA Gallery, Bielsko – Biała, Poland, Can Serrat, Spain, Bielska BWA Gallery, Poland and Medellín, Colombia. Esperanza's work is in private and public collections with a recent acquisition of three sculptures by the Art in Embassies Program for the New American Embassy in Monterey, Mexico.