(Dominican Republic/United States)
Pepe Coronado is founding member of the collective Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA and founder of Coronado Print Studio in the East Harlem Neighborhood of New York. His work is often inspired by the historical relationship between his country of origin, the Dominican Republic, and the United States; and the continual conflict of the island due to its division into two separate countries since colonial times. Born the year of the US invasion of the Dominican Republic, Coronado’s work often features elements of fracturing and interventions of the picture plane. In the serigraph Broken Country II, Coronado continues this examination of borders, using a splintered map that has been chaotically put back together. Coronado has been master printer at various workshops throughout the United States and his work has been exhibited throughout the US, as well as in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Portugal, and Mexico.