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    The Bronx 200 site is a dynamic, online platform that showcases a curated selection of artwork by two hundred artists identified with The Bronx. Artists were invited to participate by curators and art professionals working in the borough. The curators were asked to recommend artists whose work represents the rich and diverse range of creative production here. The primary goal of The BX200 website is to connect the borough’s artists and art organizations to curators, collectors, art enthusiasts, businesses and other artists worldwide.

Featured Artist | Jessica Lagunas

©Jessica Lagunas, Hair Weaving #1, 2016, 22 x 11 inches, Human hair and silk thread

Photo credit: Roni Mocán
Jessica Lagunas is a New York-based Guatemalan artist. Her work has been exhibited in biennials including Pontevedra, Spain; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Tirana, Albania; and at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Bronx Museum; Jersey City Museum; International Festival of Contemporary Arts–City of Women, Slovenia; and cities in the US, Europe, and Latin America. She has received grants from Joan Mitchell Foundation 2014 Painters & Sculptors, Bronx Council On The Arts, Urban Artist Initiative/NYC, and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance; and residencies in New York City from El Museo del Barrio (2016), Wave Hill (2014), The Center for Book Arts (2012), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2010); She was a selected artist for Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2005-06).

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