Las Hermanas Iglesias


Las Hermanas Iglesias is the collaboration of two sisters, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias. Born and raised in Hollis, Queens to a Dominican father and Norwegian mother, their collaborative work explores a range of bi-cultural experiences often bridging dissimilar materials and practices.




While in graduate school, Lisa and Janelle began to mail drawings back and forth through the post in order to experiment with visual imagery and conceptual tendencies. Interested in the potential of these visual conversations about their shared history and individual approaches, they formed Las Hermanas Iglesias. Since then, Las Hermanas have shown collaboratively in several exhibitions on the East Coast while Lisa and Janelle have independently shown their work and have received various fellowships at such residencies as the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Vermont Studio Center and Sculpture Space. While they have received various grants and accolades individually, the LMCC Paris residency is their first opportunity to focus solely on their collaborative efforts.


Sources:
Fabrik Project \ LMCC

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