Meet the Artists
Hoesy Corona ’05
Hoesy Corona (b.1986 Mexico, based in Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and founding co-director of Labbodies performance art laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland. Corona’s unapologetically colorful, sculptural and performance based works have been deeply influenced by his queer immigrant experience in the United States. Additionally, formative encounters with racism, discrimination, xenophobia and otherness have shaped the ways in which Corona creatively interprets the contemporary world around him in new and compelling ways.
His work has appeared at The Baltimore Museum of Art, VisArts, Gallery CA, Panoply Performance Art Laboratory, Washington Project for the Arts, Maryland Art Place, The Fine Arts Work Center, Spacecamp Gallery, Current Gallery, Transmodern Festival, and The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, among others.
Corona was named an “Artist to Watch” by Baltimore Magazine in 2016 and Baltimore Style in 2015, “Best Mad Scientist” by Baltimore City Paper in 2015, and “30 Under 30” in by MAP in 2013. He was the recipient of a Light City Artist in Residence Winter 2016 in Baltimore’s Station North and was the Cafe Con Leche Latino Resident Artist at Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in May 2016. Corona is the recipient of a MSAC Individual Artist Award, a Force Pelham Printmaking Residency in 2015, and was recently included in Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar 2016”.
Niki Kriese ’95
After barely graduating with her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2007, Niki Kriese moved to New York in search of fame, fortune, and falafel. She doesn’t remember anything before that. She makes art and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and freaking adorable kids.