Provenance: Courtesy of the Artist
This edition was commissioned by the Bloomberg Foundation in honor of the opening of the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library and to accompany the permanent public artwork I designed for the library. The image is inspired by the landscape, abstractly represent the bedrock and wave of the river that flowed in the surrounding neighborhood.
Glendalys Medina is a conceptual interdisciplinary visual artist and received an MFA from Hunter College. Medina 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 the IAR at Artpace San Antonio (2022), 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’s artworks are in both private and public collections including PAMM, The Studio Museum and Google. Their artwork has also been publicly commissioned for permanent display by Bloomberg Philanthropy, MTA Arts & Design, and the Brooklyn Public Library. Medina is currently a professor at SVA’s MFA Art Practice and Fine Arts programs and lives and works in New York.