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Veronica Perez is an artist who works alongside the community to speak about erasure, identity, and interdependency.
As a visual artist that is also a social and cultural worker, Perez uses these frames of reference to situate their work deep within intimate stories and experiences – and share them with a wider audience through sculpture and story.
In 2020, they were awarded the Ellis-Beaureguard Visual Arts Fellowship. In 2021 they were the inaugural fellow at the David C. Driskell Black Seed Studio. And In 2022, they were a fellow at the Lunder Institute at Colby College. Perez also subsequently had their first solo exhibition titled voices whispering at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
They are currently the Artists in Residence at the University of Southern Maine, teaching and working with students and the community in Southern Maine. Perez works as the Administrative Assistant at Indigo Arts Alliance, a Black-led arts and residency organization in Portland, Maine. They are also a co-organizer in Tender Table, an organization focused on uplifting the Black and Brown community in Maine through storytelling and food.
Presently, Perez lives with her child and partner in Westbrook, Maine