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ELIZABETH VELAZQUEZ 

Fallacy of Edifice is a mutable, large-scale, site-responsive installation that interrogates the histories of architectural structures, honors the land that they are built upon, and imagines the deconstruction of ideologies that are reflected in architecture. Spaces built in the early 20th century and earlier evoke the beginnings of capitalism, a racialized system, industrialization, and colonization. The design, function, and use of a building expresses the way a society operates. Buildings such as factories, old banks, and other structures are reflective of the destructiveness of settler colonialism. The site for Fallacy of Edifice: Cohabitation (AlterWork Studios) is a communal space where artists work in an open studio area and also private spaces with a mission to provide artists with support. This building is an old industrial area once referred to as Dutch Kills which references the flowing streams of water that used to be connected with New Town Creek. The work Fallacy of Edifice: Cohabitation (AlterWork Studios) shares its environment with an idea for making change happen within a system built upon injustice.


Elizabeth Velazquez      

Born 1977

Monticello, NY

Teaches in Brooklyn, lives and makes art in Queens, New York

EDUCATION

2013-2016       The Art Students League of New York, Manhattan, NY

2004                M.A. Painting, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2004                Summer Arts Intensive, 92nd Street Y, Manhattan, NY

2000                B.S. Art Education, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

EXHIBITIONS

2018                 Fallacy of Edifice: Cohabitation (AlterWork Studios), AlterWork Studios, Queens, NY

2018                 Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, Cigar Factory, Queens, NY

2018                 Southeast Queens Biennial, CUNY York College, Queens, NY

2017                  Artist Co-Op, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

2017                 Yeah, That’s What She Said: Motherland, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2017                 BackLot Art Festival, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

2017                 SEQAA & ART&COM Open Studio, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

2016                 Yeah, That’s What She Said: Body of Work, Starr Bar, Brooklyn, NY

2016                  League Red Dot Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2015                 Yeah, That’s What She Said, Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY

2014                  NARS Foundation Benefit & Silent Auction, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2014                 Yeah, That’s What She Said, Specials on C, Manhattan, NY

2014                 League Red Dot Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2013                 Small Works Exhibition, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, NY

2013                 NYCATA Exhibition, LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York, NY

2013                 NYCATA Exhibition, Boricua College Gallery, New York, NY

2012                 Online Exhibition, Track&Tree Online Gallery

2011                 Black and White Show, B.W.A.C., Brooklyn, NY

2010                 100 Works on Paper, Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2010                 Ready Set Create, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2008                 4×6 for Riverspace, Riverspace, Nyack, NY

2008                 Borimix 08’, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

2008                 Hispanic Heritage Month, KPMG, Montvale, NJ

2008                 100 Works on Paper, Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

RESIDENCY

2018                 Cigar Factory Residency, Cigar Factory, Queens, New York, NY

2018                 Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governor’s Island, New York, NY

2018                 The Living Studio 2018 Artist Residency, The Living Gallery, New York, NY, 10009

 

GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS

2018                 New Work Grant, Queens Art Fund, Queens, NY

2016                 Jamaica Arts Leaders Program, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

2016                 Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion Program, Soul Fire Farms, Grafton, NY

 

COMMISSIONS

2018                 ReImagine End of Life Festival, Ritual at Washington Square Park, New York, NY

2018                 Stacey Robinson: You Never Can Always Sometimes Tell, Installation, Jack, Brooklyn, NY

2018                 No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab, Outdoor Installations and ritual performance, CUNY York College, Queens, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                             

2017                 Interview by Clocktower Radio, ” QCA’s Creative Conversations.” February 22

2015                 Art Students League of New York on Painting, published by Watson-Guptill

2014                 Felicia R. Lee, “A Look at Looking Different ‘Crossing Borders,’ at the Brooklyn Historical Society.NY Times, Dec 2

2014                 Cara Buckley, “Rising Rents Leave Artists Out In The Cold.” NY Times, March 14

2013                 Interview by Rebecca Norton, “East and Abroad Episode 8: NARS and Signals.” June 11

2012                 Interview by Nadia Williams for Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, BK Hist. Society. Online project, March 12

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2005-                Visual Arts Educator, PS/IS 89 Cypress Hills Community School, Brooklyn, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2017-                SEQAA (Southeast Queens Artist Alliance), Founding Member, Queens, NY

2016-                NYCORE (New York Collective of Radical Educators) Leadership Member, New York, NY

2014                 Kara Walker: We Are Here event, Co-organizer for participatory public art project, Brooklyn, NY