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Recurring Event Last Look with Lucia Hierro and Jessica Beck: Marisol and Warhol Take New York

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Lucia Hierro

To celebrate the closing of the exhibition Marisol and Warhol Take New York, Jessica Beck, Milton Fine curator of art, joins conceptual artist Lucia Hierro for a conversation in the galleries to discuss Marisol’s life, work, and legacy. Exploring the exhibition together, Beck and Hierro bring contemporary perspectives to Marisol’s practice and unpack her influence on the 1960’s New York art world in addition to her continued relevance today.

Lucia Hierro has worked with the Pop aesthetic since her early years at art school and infuses personal narrative and cultural identity into the Pop tradition. Her work is a reminder that Pop is a contemporary genre that continues to engage new artists and address issues of contemporary life. 

Visitors can convene in The Warhol entrance space at 2 p.m. where they will be ushered to the entrance of the exhibition on the fourth floor. 

Lucia Hierro (b. 1987) is a Dominican American conceptual artist born and raised in New York City, Washington Heights/Inwood, and currently based in the South Bronx. Hierro’s practice, which includes sculpture, digital media, and installation, confronts twenty-first century capitalism through an intersectional lens. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). Hierro’s work has been exhibited at venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery (Los Angeles), Elizabeth Dee Gallery (New York), Latchkey Projects (New York), Primary Projects (Miami), Sean Horton Presents (Dallas), and Casa Quien in the Dominican Republic. Her works reside in the collections of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the JP Morgan & Chase Collection, Progressive Art Collection, and the Rennie collection in Vancouver, among others.

In the spring of 2021, Hierro will exhibit in ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio’s (NY) first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from the US and Puerto Rico. In June of 2021 Hierro will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT titled Marginal Costs, which will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring an essay by Amy Smith-Stewart, the exhibition’s curator.

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