In a Field of Ancient Stars

Priscilla Aleman is a visual artist based both in New York and Miami. A YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2009, Aleman completed her BFA at Cooper Union and later completed an MFA in Sculpture at Columbia University.

Upon graduating she continued her art practice in Miami, working with archaeologists, conducting an intimate investigation of South Florida’s relationship to the Tropics and the Latin American landscape. With this understanding of past traditions and the environmental history of the Americas,  Aleman crafts her own sanctified installations:deified sculptural monuments and memorials. Aleman has recently exhibited works with the Wave Hill Project Space, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, YoungArts, and Upstate Art Weekend, among others. She was recently commissioned for a public artwork by the New York Botanical Garden, was an Artist in Residence at FountainHead and is currently an Artist in Residence on Governors Island through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Aleman has received numerous awards, including the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship and the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Fellowship, and has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Miami Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Image by Peter Vahan.