Lucia Hierro, Street-Memorial, 2024; Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print

Lucia Hierro is a Dominican-American, New York-based artist whose practice—comprising sculpture, digital media and installation—confronts twenty-first century capitalism through an intersectional lens. Born and raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, she has presented solo exhibitions at venues that include the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; and Fabienne Levy Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland. Additionally, her works reside in the collections of esteemed institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Bronx Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; and El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; among others. 

Street-Memorial replicates the neighborhood tributes made to commemorate those who have passed away. The work stems from a recent body of work inspired by the human toll, particularly among communities of color, caused by systemic neglect during the coronavirus pandemic. Building on the visual lexicon of Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and European still life painting, Hierro’s digital collage positions cellophane-wrapped flowers in a triangular frame around a plastic crate. Nestled atop and beside these objects are lit votive candles, an empty Hennessy bottle, a Hail Mary prayer card, and a figurine of Saint Joseph holding the Child Jesus. By highlighting such ubiquitous yet symbolic items, the artist speaks to her own multidimensional experience while calling for the remembrance of lost souls. 

Lucia Hierro
Street-Memorial, 2024
Archival pigment print
18 x 24 inches

Limited edition of 40 with 5 AP + 1 PP
Signed and numbered by the artist

Of ART FOR CHANGE's initiative of supporting the Ali Forney Center, she notes, “As an artist, it's difficult to find the funds for mutual aid. Partnering with ART FOR CHANGE not only offered me the resources to make a unique work of art, but also the ability to contribute to a cause that means a lot. As a member of many LGBTQ+ folks' chosen family, I can only imagine what having that unconditional support from the Center means to the youth. We can only thrive if our whole community thrives.”

ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds from each print sold to the Ali Forney Center in support of the organization’s programs that save the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, protecting them from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. As in all series, artists will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.

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