September 4 – October 20, 2019
Common Ground Gallery, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: September 13, 7 – 9 PM
About the artist: Hoesy Corona is an emerging and uncategorized Mexican artist living and working in the United States. His work is executed across media and considers what it means to be a queer latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race, climate change, isolation, and celebration are present throughout his work. Corona has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body internationally in Greece, France, and in the USA at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2017); The Baltimore Museum of Art (2011, 2012, 2014); Athens School of Fine Arts (2018); The Walters Art Museum (2017); The Heurich House Museum (2018); The Peale Center (2016); Songs for Presidents Gallery (2015); Gallery CA (2015); Decker Gallery (2013, 2015, 2017); Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (2018); The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (2014); Greenbelt Arts Center (2015); The Fine Arts Work Center (2014, 2015, 2016); VisArts (2013); The Creative Alliance (2015); IAU College(2005); and the Haggerty Museum (2005). In addition to maintaining a prolific studio practice, Corona also organizes nomadic contemporary art exhibitions in the U.S.A.. His curatorial efforts include: A Monumental Absence, solo performance by Najee H.F., Confederate Monument Plinth, Baltimore, Maryland ; Mother/Sister/Daughter, at The Artist Run Art Fair 2017, Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland ; Light Happenings pt II, Light City 2017, Baltimore, Maryland;Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016″, Spacecamp Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2016; “White Guilt Confessional”, Solo show by April Danielle Lewi,, Artist Run Art Fair, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016; “Borders Boundaries and Barricades” a Performance art review, Gallery CA, Baltimore, Maryland, 2015 ; “Blood Cube and Spitface” solo show by Emilia Penannen, Platform Gallery (2015); “The Multiplicity and Flexibility of the Self State”, Performancy-Forum-Quinquennial, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, 2015 ;”Over|Under Limbo”, Transmodern Festival Baltimore, Maryland 2014; “Fast Forward Future”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 2014. “Rooms Play” and “Rooms Play 2”, The Copycat Theatre, Current Space, Baltimore, Maryland 2010, 2011;
Recent honors include a Tulsa Artist Fellowship 2019-2020; a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship 2017-2018 in Washington, DC; a Merriweather District Artist in Residence 2018; an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant administered by The Contemporary in Visual Arts 2017; a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation’s Ruby’s Project Grants in Visual Art 2016-17; a Light City public art commission 2017; an Ox-Bow School of Art Fall Artist in Residence 2017; a CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship 2016-2017; a Light City Artist in Residence Winter 2016 in Baltimore’s Station North; a Cafe Con Leche Latino Artist Resident in Pittsburgh,PA Spring 2016; a Fine Arts Work Center Award; a Pelham Printmaking Residency;was a Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalist in 2013,2015,2017; a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2013; a Baker Artist Awards B-Grant (The Copycat Theatre); and was included in Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar 2016.