“BlackGold is a composition of shapes based on a boombox, which is the foundation for my 2/3D visual vocabulary. The background of this print is a key pattern of many of the Taino motifs, pictographs and petroglyphs used in other works. The colors of brown and pink were chosen to represent the ins and outs of the Caribbean body/my Caribbean body, and to highlight that everyone is pink on the inside, no matter what’s on the surface.”
Glendalys Medina is a conceptual interdisciplinary visual artist who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. Medina received an MFA from Hunter College and has presented artwork at such notable venues as PAMM, Participant Inc., Performa 19, Artists Space, The Bronx Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo, Spain, and The Studio Museum in Harlem among others. Medina was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2020), a Jerome Hill Foundation Fellowship (2019), an Ace Hotel New York City Artist Residency (2017), a SIP fellowship at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (2016), a BACK IN FIVE MINUTES artist residency at El Museo Del Barrio (2015), a residency at Yaddo (2014, 2018), the Rome Prize in Visual Arts (2013), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art (2012), and the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace residency (2010). Medina is currently a professor in SVA’s MFA program and lives and works in New York.