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bio: Veronica Perez (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist living in Maine. She utilizes synthetic hair, discarded objects, and other unconventional materials such as sugar and construction remnants in her sculptural works to conceal and reveal hidden and forgotten parts of ones’ identity. Perez creates intense personal moments by means of material hybridization and challenging ideals of beauty. Her chosen material aims to comments on contemporary Latinx and feminist issues which she explores through notions of loss, time and trauma. In 2020, she was awarded the Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship in the Visual Arts and in 2021 began her residency at the David C. Driskell Black Seed Studio Fellowship in Portland, Maine. She is one of the inaugural Lunder Institute for American Art fellows at the Colby Museum of Art in Maine. In 2022, Perez will be presenting her first solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts in Rockland, Maine.