(b. 1980, Dominican Republic)
Firelei Báez lives and works in New York. She makes intricate works on paper, paintings on canvas and large scale sculptures in which anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity and women's work converge to explore the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporic societies. She received an M.F.A. from Hunter College, a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union's School of Art, and studied at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has had solo exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and at Pérez Art Museum Miami. In 2016 and 2017 she will participate in group and solo museum exhibitions including at the Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, and at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA.