HOESY CORONA

HOESY CORONA


photo credit: The Nicholson Project | Anne Kim Photo

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INQUIRIES:

For General Artwork Inquiries visit ROFA GALLERY

For artwork inquiries in my current solo exhibition CLIMATIC SHOCKS in New York please visit PRAXIS NY GALLERY

Edition prints available at FRIENDS ARTSPACE and at the ACADEMY ART MUSEUM

BIO:

Short Bio:
Hoesy Corona (Baltimore, MD) is a Latinx Queer artist of Mexican descent creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and sculpture. He is a Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellow 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries’. In the studio, Hoesy’s work highlights the complex relationship between humans and the environment by focusing on our changing climate and its impact on habitation and migration patterns. Corona has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions Climatic Shocks (2023) at Praxis NY Gallery, in Manhattan, NY; Weathering (2022) at The Kreeger Museum presented by The Nicholson Project in Washington, DC; Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Alien Nation (2017), at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presented by Transformer in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant; the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant; and a Ruby’s Artist Grant. Hoesy is a former Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-18 in Washington, DC; a George Kaiser Family Foundation Artist Fellow 2019 & 2020 in Tulsa, OK; a Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence 2023 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; and the 2024 Pratt Artist in Residence at Enoch Pratt Free Central Library in Baltimore, MD. His work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, Bmore Art Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Washington City Paper, and The American Scholar among others. Hoesy is represented by RoFa Gallery in Potomac, MD.


Long Bio:
Hoesy Corona (based in the U.S.) is a Queer Latinx artist and independent curator creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and podcasting. Corona lived in Mexico, Utah, and Wisconsin before moving to Baltimore in 2005 to establish a professional practice in the arts. Locally, Hoesy was the founding Co-Director of Labbodies (2014-2020), a performance art laboratory focused on creating opportunities for under recognized queer and women artists of color to exhibit their work. He is the current founding co-host of La Valentina Podcast, a podcast and exhibition platform that celebrates queer Latinx artists and their accomplices in the art worlds.

In the studio Corona develops fabulated narratives centering marginalized individuals in society that investigate what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. He organizes and choreographs large-scale performances and installations that oftentimes quietly confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis are present throughout his work. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally including recent solo exhibitions Terrestrial Caravan (2022) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD; Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Alien Nation (2017), at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presented by Transformer in Washington, DC. His work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, The American Scholar, Bmore Art Magazine and The Baltimore Sun among others.

Hoesy is a former George Kaiser Family Foundation Artist Fellow 2019-2020 in Tulsa, OK 2019,2020 in Tulsa, OK and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The Nicholson Project artist residency, The Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant, and the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant. He was awarded the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellowship 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries' and was named the inaugural Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence 2023 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Hoesy is a current 2024 Pratt Artist in Residence at Enoch Pratt Free Central Library in Baltimore, MD.

STATEMENT

“Art allows me to create new ways of seeing, thinking, and connecting. Since the beginning of my studio practice I’ve embraced the term “uncategorized” to describe my multidisciplinary art practice, which keeps me moving swiftly between disciplines.

In my most recent work, I highlight the complex relationship between humans and the environment by focusing on our changing climate and its impact on habitation and migration patterns, while bringing attention to the lush flora and multitudinous powers of nature. For my Climate Immigrants installations, I combine performances for the camera and digital painting collages in large scale prints on fabric to construct immersive sites for contemplation.

In the studio I develop fabulated narratives centering marginalized individuals in society in ways that investigate what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. And in the process, I examine the physical and psychological consequences of never seeing yourself reflected anywhere — while simultaneously, celebrating the resiliency and ingenuity of immigrants despite our unique circumstances.

I do this by organizing and choreographing large-scale otherworldly performances with sculptural works fitted to the human body alongside installations that oftentimes quietly confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. I produce work in series format to embrace and accommodate the ebb and flows of the various reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis that are present throughout my work.”
-Hoesy Corona