Weaving with Clay
Brooklyn, New York
Gabrielle Vazquez is a Brooklyn based multi-media artist of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent who uses fashion as a medium for fine art, with a focus on language and colonial structures in the Americas. She is a senior at Parsons School of Design, where she is in the process of developing her thesis project on Taíno iconography and language. Using textiles as a political tool, Vazquez aims to challenge the narrative of indigenous extinction, often through highlighting memory attached to materiality. By engaging in projects related to cultural reclamation and identity, Vazquez investigates the consequences of systemic erasure, how we can question our language and existing institutions to invoke necessary change, and methods of elevating silenced voices.
Early Art Practitioners Council, 2019