Lucia Hierro is a Dominican American conceptual artist born and raised in New York City, Washington Heights/Inwood, currently working in the Bronx. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). She has exhibited in group shows at the N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, and recently at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Harlem. She has curated four exhibitions: “Art Art Art Art Art: The Modern Woman” at RawSpace in Harlem, “Kenya Robinson: The Vocal Stylings of Cheeky LaShae”, “Max Lauter/Jon Peck: The Object is Present” at Shapeshifter Lab, an experimental music and art space in Brooklyn, and an online show, “Artist on the Verge” for Aster(ix) Journal. She was recently an artist in residence at Fountainhead Residency and was part of the Bronx Museums Artist in the Market program as well as Yaddo Residency.
Lucia Hierro's work explores the body as a collection of fragmented signifiers that includes language, taste, and culture. Hierro addresses these ideas across a broad platform of techniques that include digital media, collage, and felt constructions. As a Dominican American artist, Lucia Hierro's status as a bilingual female artist requires that she work across multiple media in much the same way that she works across gender and culture on a daily basis. The use of The New Yorker in Hierro's work has been a way to tackle ideas of exclusion and privileged knowledge.