The Girl Has Teeth and the Teeth Are Tired
Brooklyn, New York
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is a Queer Puerto Rican American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Raised between multiple cities and rural communities across America in a constantly shifting landscape, her practice explores themes of hybridity, mythology, and sexuality. Amaryllis earned an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2019 and her BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2014. She is a 2021 Creative Capital Awardee and a 2019 Kindle Project Makers Muse Award recipient. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Brooklyn Museum, El Museo Del Barrio (New York), The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT), MoCADA (Brooklyn), and SOMArts (San Francisco).
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2022
I build worlds from fantasy and craft, creating artworks that unbind us from trauma. I create a visual language paying attention to those living in the spaces between categories, and documenting the trouble and pleasure we find there. The work I make is in service of our bliss and complexity.”