Genesis Jerez

Genesis Jerez (b. 1993 in Bronx, NY; currently lives and works in New York) uses her practice to examine her early childhood growing up in a traditional Dominican household within New York's public housing projects. Drawing from family photos, she reconstructs the spaces and figures of family scenarios to reveal their underlying cultural and personal meanings. Utilizing methods such as drawing and collage along with materials such as Xerox paper and oil on linen, she recontextualizes these figures, mimicking her environment to create a new counter-archive and narrative of her upbringing. Her work also reimagines her relationships with her family, drawing away from negative memories. Jerez received her BFA from Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016 and was a 2019 Resident at the BronxArtSpace.