Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the representation of queer, brown and black women- who have long been excluded from the dominant artistic narrative. Interested in the femme myth, Moleski has built a visual language that places curvaceous, dolled-up female figures at the forefront of her work amongst alchemical, religious, spiritual and ancient imagery. She is interested in unearthing what it means to navigate through identities as a racialized, liminal individual, and how to keep afloat in a sea of culturally imposed categories.
Moleski received her BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2014, followed by her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2019. Her exhibitions include: Fragmented Bodies, Albertz Benda, New York (2020); Nobody Promised You Tomorrow, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (2019); Again, Always, Yale School of Art, New Haven (2019); Medusa With The Head, 263 Bowery, New York (2018); and Sovereign, The Foundations Gallery, New Orleans amongst multiple others.