Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Yanira Collado

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Yanira Collado

North Miami, FL

Yanira Collado is an artist who lives and works in Miami, FL. Collado's artist residency fellowships include Bridge Red Art Center, North Miami, FL (2013-present), and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2015). She was awarded first place in the 2013 South Florida Biennial at the Art and Cultural Center/Hollywood, FL. Her work has been featured in numerous group shows, including Monarchs at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2018); Connectivity, Deconstruction, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (2018); Transmissions, The Franklin, Chicago, IL (2016); Dirt, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2016); and Ascent: Black Women's Expressions, Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015). In 2016, Collado had a one-person exhibit at Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College, in collaboration with Bridge Red Studios.


“I am interested in strategies that allude to the restoration of objects once muted or obscured through temporal phenomena. These perceptions are summoned through building materials: reclaimed literary texts, wood, textiles, concrete, masonry bricks, iron, and drywall—elements that suggest an economic stratum and geographic histories that retain personal and public memory.”


  • Cuesta abajo, 2017, oil paint on paper, textile, drywall, 9 x 4 feet

  • Viento Brujo, 2018, fragmented cement stone, textile, paint, transfer, 14 x 11 x 3 inches

  • Penumbras two, 2018, carbon paper, oil paint, 8 x 24 inches

  • untitled/Fuku installation, 2018, reclaimed cardboard, house paint, drywall, 8 feet x 16 feet x 4 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.