Albany Andaluz (b. 1995, Bronx, New York) uses colloquialisms to draw intersections between Caribbean, Latin American, and American experiences. A life-taught artist, her practice reflects a repurposed, multidisciplinary approach with works that resurrect discarded textiles as mixed-media sculptures, paintings, and photographs to allude to the intersections of conflict, migration, and settlement. Andaluz’s practice examines the psychosocial and socioeconomic shifts that happen during the process of acculturation through the intertwining of techniques sourced from craft, fine, folk, low and high-brow cultures. Such work has awarded Andaluz residencies, grants, and features with ProjectArt NYC, BronxArtSpace, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Bronx Documentary Center, BronxNet, ArtForum, and Aperture Foundation’s magazine.
December 2020 feature in Aperture's "Utopia" Issue
works (from left to right) "passing" (2020) and "no homo" (2019) on exhibition at the Joan Mitchell Foundation