Joiri Minaya (1990) is a Dominican-American multidisciplinary artist whose recent works focus on destabilizing historic and contemporary representations of an imagined tropical identity. Minaya attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011), and The New School Parsons School of Design (2013). She participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum’s AIM program, and the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Programs. Minaya is a current Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Artist and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow, and has been a Joan Mitchell Foundation and Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist awardee. Minaya’s work is in the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Centro León Jiménes in the Dominican Republic.