Esperanza Mayobre

Esperanza Mayobre is an artist whose work ranges from elegant graffiti that portray urban chaos to dust that converts illegal to legal aliens. Born during the Venezuelan oil boom, Mayobre was raised between Caracas and Golindano. She holds a degree in cabinetmaking from the IACT in Caricuao and a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Museum School in Boston. Her recent projects include a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the Air and Space Museum, a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant for a Brancusi pilgrimage in Romania, a Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop and Postcards to Venezuela for Creative Time Reports.  She is a current resident at the Process Space Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York. Her awards include the Smack Mellon Studio Program, LMCC Workspace, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao Caracas, the Bronx Museum, the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA/PS1, MIT Cavs Boston, the Art Museum of the Americas Washington D.C., the Contemporary Museum of El Salvador, the Incheon Biennial Korea, Smack Mellon, Postmasters Gallery, Jack Shainman, among others.