Raquel Paiewonsky

Artwork

Contenedor de idea, 2010s.Chacabana de lino [Flax chacabana]
Contenedor de idea, 2010s.Chacabana de lino [Flax chacabana]
Dunes (Climbing), 2014. Photograph 32 x 50 in
Dunes (Climbing), 2014. Photograph 32 x 50 in
Híper poderosa, 2014. 26 x 40 in, Mixed medium on arches
Híper poderosa, 2014. 26 x 40 in, Mixed medium on arches

Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

My work explores the relationship between our essence and our surroundings, the impact of stereotypes and cultural constructions, always taking as a reference our instinctual selves and the ways in which the primal components of our nature are affected by the new and ever changing contexts of contemporary life.

I am particularly interested in object/ subject interventions, often utilizing fabric as a means of taking over a particular space, body or artifact.

 

Bio - CV

Raquel Paiewonsky (b. 1969, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) works across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation and photography. She has been presented at 15 solo exhibitions in the Dominican Republic and the United States, as well as group shows in the US, France, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, among others.

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Her work is included in international collections that include Daros-Latinoamérica, Zürich, Switzerland; The RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Centro León, Santiago, Domincan Republic. Paiewonsky is the recipient the Gran Premio Eduardo León award in 2006, 2008 and 2012, and included in the XX y XXII editions of the National Visual Arts Biennial of Santo Domingo. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Raquel attended the residency in Berlin from April – June 2015.