2022 Billboard above Socrates Sculpture Park entrance, color abstract gouche by Joiri Minaya
June 18, 2022 – September 30, 2023

From the Marooned Picturesque series (Socrates)
Joiri Minaya

Vinyl print
10 × 28 feet

On view July 18, 2022 – September 2023


The Park’s teen group, Socrateens, has curated the Broadway Billboard after conducting studio visits with a line-up of recent Socrates artist alumni. After studio visits with each artist and reviewing proposals, teens selected the work by Joiri Minaya from her series The Marooned Picturesque. Socrateens Jessica Reynoso and Tasfiya Mubasshira note about the work: “It evokes the universal experience of remembering snippets of a place and has a dreamy quality fitting to New York City.”  This collaboration provides a unique opportunity for teens and future art workers to participate in the curatorial and exhibition process, and deepens our relationship with artists dedicated to the Park.  Please view the Socrateens interpretive artwork label and listen to the audio guide.

The Socrateens are: Nicole Benitez, Lyla Black, Emma Bromley, Lorraine Chan, Hanna Cardona, Alexia Dias, Zainab Hamid, Eileen Jiang, Sofia McNally, Zoë Nadal, Bianca de Nola, Carlerien Nunez, Tasfiya Mubasshira, Panayiota Psarris, Jessica Reynoso, and Tiffany Zhou.

About the Artist

Joiri Minaya (b. New York, NY in 1990; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2013. She frequently brings her experience of having lived in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. to her art with an acute awareness of differences in cultural contexts. She explores concepts of representation, gender roles, identity construction, migration, and nature.

Minaya has had solo exhibitions in Guttenberg Arts, NJ (2016), El Museo del Barrio, NY (2016), and Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, DR (2015). Her works have also been in numerous group exhibitions, for example, Gardens of the Minds, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2017), Latinx@mericañaza, Samsøñ, Boston, MA (2016), and Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (2014), among others. She has an upcoming show at Towson University, Maryland in September 2018.


Web: joiriminaya.com

Instagram: @joiriminaya

Twitter: @joiriminaya


Image credit: Nick Knight
‘From the Marooned Picturesque series (Socrates).’ Joiri Minaya. Vinyl print. 10 × 28 feet.