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Elizabeth Velazquez      

Born 1977

Monticello, NY

Teaches in Brooklyn, lives and makes art in Queens, New York


2013-2016       The Art Students League of New York, Manhattan, NY

2004                M.A. Painting, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2004                Summer Arts Intensive, 92nd Street Y, Manhattan, NY

2000                B.S. Art Education, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY


2021                 Out Front 24/7, Flushing Town Hall and King Manor Museum, Queens, NY

2021                 Para construir a casa enquanto se caminha, Casa Contemporanea, São Paulo, Brasil

2021                 Un/Common, The Yard Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

2021                 Transcendence, Local Project, Queens, NY

2021                 Process to Project: What Comes Out of Our Sketchbooks, JCAL, Queens, NY

2021                 Emerging From Isolation: Notes on the Pandemic, CUNY York College, Queens, NY

2020                 Art Off-Screen,,International Outward facing exhibition

2019                 Imagining America National Gathering Exhibit, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2019                 2-Person Exhibition, Cigar Factory, Queens, NY

2018                 SEQAA (C)ART Festival, King Manor Museum, Queens, NY

2018                 Fallacy of Edifice: Cohabitation (AlterWork Studios), AlterWork Studios, Queens, NY

2018                 Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, Cigar Factory, Queens, NY

2018                 Southeast Queens Biennial, CUNY York College, Queens, NY

2017                  Artist Co-Op, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

2017                 Yeah, That’s What She Said: Motherland, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2017                 BackLot Art Festival, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

2017                 SEQAA & ART&COM Open Studio, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

2016                 Yeah, That’s What She Said: Body of Work, Starr Bar, Brooklyn, NY

2015                 Yeah, That’s What She Said, Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY

2014                 Yeah, That’s What She Said, Specials on C, Manhattan, NY

2013                 Small Works Exhibition, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, NY

2011                 Black and White Show, B.W.A.C., Brooklyn, NY

2010                 100 Works on Paper, Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2010                 Ready Set Create, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2008                 4×6 for Riverspace, Riverspace, Nyack, NY

2008                 Borimix 08’, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY


2021                 Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governors Island, New York, NY

2020                Works_on_Water Walking the Edge NYC, Instagram takeover

2020                Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2019                 Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governors Island, New York, NY

2018                 Cigar Factory Residency, Cigar Factory, Queens, New York, NY

2018                 Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governors Island, New York, NY

2018                 The Living Studio 2018 Artist Residency, The Living Gallery, New York, NY, 10009


2019                 apexart International Fellowship Program, apextart New York, NY

2018                 New Work Grant, Queens Art Fund, Queens, NY

2016                 Jamaica Arts Leaders Program, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

2016                 Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion Program, Soul Fire Farms, Grafton, NY


2018                 ReImagine End of Life Festival, Ritual at Washington Square Park, New York, NY

2018                 Stacey Robinson: You Never Can Always Sometimes Tell, Installation, Jack, Brooklyn, NY

2018                 No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab, Outdoor Installations and ritual performance, CUNY York College, Queens, NY


2020               Bethany Tabor, Rewriting Rituals: History Resisted, Green-Wood Cemetery, October 8

2020               Eileen Jeng Lynch, Art Off Screen, Zoom Conversation with Artists, August 27

2020                Virtual Studio Visit Network, VSVN x Wave Hill Collaboration, Instagram Live, May 15

2020                Spiral Magazine, “A Manual for the Momentary: DIY Rituals from Reimagine, Published by Rubin Museum

2019                 Etty Yaniv, “Elizabeth Velazquez: All Realities” Art Spiel, October 7

2019                 Elizabeth Velazquez, Reshaping Public Memory, Eradicating White Supremacy, Imagining Amer., UNM, Oct 19

2019                 Jillian Steinhauer moderator, Collective Grief:The Design, Politics and Future of Memorials, EFAProjectSpace, May 2

2019                 Elizabeth Velazquez, Remembrance: A Ritual at Washington Square Park,Medium, January 30

2018                 Sarah Cascone, “Art Will Help Reshape How We Cope With Death…” Artnet News, October 3

2018                 Audra Lambert, “Experimental Edifices: Artist Elizabeth Velazquez’ Installation…” Ante. Arts Magazine, August 10

2017                 Interview by Clocktower Radio, QCA’s Creative Conversations.” February 22

2015                  Art Students League of New York on Painting, published by Watson-Guptill

2014                 Felicia R. Lee, “A Look at Looking Different ‘Crossing Borders,’ at the Brooklyn Historical Society.NY Times, Dec 2

2014                 Cara Buckley, “Rising Rents Leave Artists Out In The Cold.” NY Times, March 14

2013                 Interview by Rebecca Norton, “East and Abroad Episode 8: NARS and Signals.” June 11

2012                 Interview by Nadia Williams for Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, BK Hist. Society. Online project, March 12

2005-                Visual Arts Educator, PS/IS 89 Cypress Hills Community School, Brooklyn, NY 


2017-                SEQAA (Southeast Queens Artist Alliance), Founding Member, Queens, NY

2014                 Kara Walker: We Are Here event, Co-organizer for participatory public art project, Brooklyn, NY