Bryan Fernandez

2024 Aim Fellow

Artist Statement

‘It’s one thing to be looked at, and another to be seen.” Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water.

Bryan Fernandez (b. 2000 New York, NY) is an artist from Washington Heights, New York—whose artistic practice centers around the Visibility of marginalized communities of his Cultural Background. As an Afro-Dominican, he observed his demographic’s lack of authentic representation in white media. In reaction, Fernandez creates large-scale figurative mixed media pieces to tell stories of who people are—countering Colonial and anti-black narratives portrayed within the mainstream.

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