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Join Firelei Báez, the Cooper Union Fall 2022 Alex Katz Chair in Painting and a 2004 alumna of the School of Art, as she discusses her practice. Through her process of painting and drawing in layers of material and narrative, Báez unearths women’s stories within the African Diaspora. Image and literary research inform conversations about resistance, climate, and healing while making connections between humans and nature. In recent years, Báez’s work has expanded into immersive installations providing critical interventions across disciplines.

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