Naury Joaquin artwork explores feminism, nostalgia and decadence set in a symbolic and allegorical scenario in which two worlds collide: the search for the past—a kind of incomplete mourning; and bittersweet longing in tandem with the question of transformation through the ever present passing time. This nostalgic surreal atmosphere present in her art work is led by a feminine principle—the Mother Goddess— As as the giver of life, it opposite: death, is equally present which is surrounded by a disturbing and intriguing world in constant change and transformation.In these moments her work becomes layered with multifaceted echoes surrounded by a sinister romanticism.
Ms. Joaquin attended the Altos de Chavon in Romana, DR, from 1996-1998, earning her an Associate’s degree in the program “2+2″, working in conjunction with Parsons School of Design. In 1999, she attended Pratt Institute earning a BFA in painting in 2001 and three years later, she completed her MFA at Pratt Institute. She jointed Amos Eno Art gallery last fall, her work was recently pictured at Hoboeye magazine, she showed last year at Wilmer Jenning gallery. Naury Lives and work in New York City.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, M.F.A., 2004 Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York, B.F.A., 2001 Altos de Chavon the School of Design, A.S.S 1998
Study abroad: Museum Study and Conservation Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2003
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, New york. 2006 Gimenez-Cugat Galeria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2005 Cooper Gallery, Jersey city, New Jersey 2001 North/East Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Play Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010 Divine influence Wilmer Jennings, New York, NY 2007
2010 Light and Shadow Florence Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2006 Broken Dolls Arsenal open space, New York, NY
2004 Pupas Arsenal open space, New York, New York 2004 “Pratt Institute annual jury show” Brooklyn, New York
2004 M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2003 “Pink Sky” Schuman & Hostter Gallery, Queens, NY.
2001 BFA Thesis show Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York .
1998 Altos de Chavon A.S.S Graduation show. Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.