About the Artist

jill cohen-nuñez (they/them) (b. 1992) is a Dominican-American artist from the Bronx, New York. Combining pre-Columbian Caribbean and jewish ancestries with personal mythology, cohen-nuñez investigates memory, the formation and evolution of rituals, folklore, and spiritual practices using wood, ceramics, stone, glass, and metal. through these arduous methods of creating, their work reflects on generational loss of connection to culture and land through immigration and assimilation. In 2023, they were awarded a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill and have received grants and scholarships from the Connor Merit Awards, Urban Glass, the Oki Doki studio, and an NYFA city artist corps grant. cohen-nuñez has participated in residencies at Haverford college, the Newark Print Shop, Manhattan Graphics Center, MASS MoCA, Chashama, and Modern Art Foundry. They have exhibited work at the National Sculpture Society, Bronxartspace, Center for Performance Research, Fordham University, Baad! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House. They hold a BA in studio art from CUNY City College.