Baxter St Fellowship at STONELEAF

We are so excited to announce Joiri Minaya as the awardee of the second annual Baxter St Fellowship at STONELEAF RETREAT, with generous support of the 7G Foundation. Minaya will receive an unrestricted grant and participate in a three week group residency with two other artists, which includes Open Studios during UPSTATE ART WEEKEND, which attracts thousands of visitors to the Hudson Valley. 

This residency is made possible by a partnership with the 7|G Foundation.


Joiri Minaya (1990) is a NY-based multidisciplinary visual artist whose work destabilizes historic and contemporary representations of an imagined tropical identity. She was born in Harlem, New York, growing up in the Dominican Republic. She studied art at the ENAV (DR), the Chavón School of Design (DR), and Parsons (NY). Minaya has exhibited across the Caribbean, the U.S. and internationally. She recently received a Latinx Artist Fellowship, a NYSCA / NYFA Artist Fellowship, a Jerome Hill Fellowship and a NY Artadia award, and has participated in residencies at Skowhegan, Smack Mellon, LES Printshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art Omi, ISCP, Vermont Studio Center, New Wave, Silver Art Projects and Fountainhead, among others.

Minaya’s work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ), MIT List Visual Art Center’s permanent collection (Cambridge, MA), El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY), and the Kemper Museum (Kansas City, Missouri) in the US, as well as the Centro León Jimenes, Santiago and the Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo) in the Dominican Republic, and the Fundación Ama Amoedo Collection in Uruguay.


STONELEAF RETREAT is an artist residency and creative space for womxn and families, set in the Hudson Valley.
It was founded in 2017 by Helen Toomer and Eric Romano to foster and support connection and community within a calm, natural setting.


7|G Foundation champions organizations and individuals that challenge inequality in human rights, education, art and culture. By partnering with organizations, artists and community facilitators we seek to build strong community bonds that elevate local culture, while supporting cultural change founded upon our core values of social impact and sustainability.