Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Lives and works in New York, NY


2004    B.F.A., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY

2008    Skowhegan School Of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2010    M.F.A., Hunter College, NY



Firelei Baez , Solo Exhibition (Upcoming) Perez Art Museum of Miami, PAMM, Miami, Fl.

Doctorow Prize solo Exhibition (Upcoming ) Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, UMoCA, Salt Lake, Ut.

A Curious Blindness, April 22 - June 13, 2015 , group exhibition, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY, NY.

Concealed: Selections from The Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, NY.    


Prospect 3 U.S. Biennial, Notes for Now, New Orleans Biennial, Curated by Franklyn Sirmans, New Orleans, LA

Small , drawing exhibition curated by Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, curated by Elvis Fuentes at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

I Scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New School, New York, NY

Firelei Báez: Fine Arts Work Center Solo Exhibition, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Context and Counteractions: Selected Works by the 2013-2014 FAWC Visual Art Fellows, PAM Museum of Art


Fore , Studio Museum’s upcoming fourth emerging artist exhibition, curated by Naima Keith, Thomas Lax and Lauren Hayes, New York, NY.

Appendix to a Memory Table (Solo Exhibition), Richard Heller Gallery,CA

Flags Of Twilight (Solo Exhibition), Nunc-Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium

More Than A Likeness - McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

The Bronx Museum AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, NY

Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process, Mixed Greens, NY, NY.

Emo Show, Elizabeth Foundation, NY.

Drawn to Nature, curated by Jennifer McGregor at Wave Hill, NY.

Offcolor: Palimpsest (Solo Exhibition), Morgan Lehman Project Space, NY.

Corporeal Contours: Works by Firelei Baez and Andrea Chung, curated by Jillian Narkornthap at  Community Folk Art Center, NY



Not Even Unalterable Limitations , (solo exhibition) Richard Heller Gallery,  Santa Monica, CA.

Harbingers & Psychopomps , The IMC Lab + Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Watercolor , curated by Veronica Roberts, Morgan    Lehman Gallery, New York, NY.

Psycho*Pomp (solo exhibition), Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, NV.

ACIREMA, Curated by Cesar Garcia at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Body Snatchers, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box, NY.

Cultural Transference, Curated by Sara Reissman, EFA Project Space, NY.

Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements , Casita Maria Center, Bronx, NY



Museum As a Hub: Alpha’s Bet is Not Over Yet , at the New Museum,  New York, NY

The S/ Files, El Museo's 6th Biennial , at El Museo, Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Trinidad Fombella and Elvis Fuentes, New York, NY

The African Continuum , at the United Nations, New York, NY

Afro-Latin@s Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action , Graduate Center CUNY, New York.

Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas , Curated by Tatiana Flores, Middlesex Art Gallery, Middlesex, NJ.

Elastic Identity , at IMC Lab + Gallery, New York, NY

Paperwork , curated by Nina Chanel Abney, New York, NY

Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name, Be Black Baby at Recess Space, New York, NY



Hair Tactics , New Jersey City Museum, Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City, NJ

This elusive mirror image of matter, (Solo Exhibition)Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

Thinking Performance at the Guggenheim, Performed in Joan Jonas'- Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured, Guggenheim Museum, NY

Introductions6, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

Around the Way, curated by El Museo del Barrio, Macy's, NY, NY

Lush, Art Solar, East Hampton, NY

Boundless Discourse, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ

Wearing Spirit, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY

Dance Ghost, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY




The Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting


Fine Arts Work Center, Artist In Residence

Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist In Residence

Dieu Donné Paper Mill, Workspace Artist in Residence

Wave Hill, Workspace Artist in Residence


AIM, Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum

Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Print Shop


Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council


Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award in Painting


Skowhegan School Of Painting and Sculpture, Full Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME


Bronx Recognizes its Own (BRIO) Award recipient

Aljira Emerge, A Career Management and Exhibition Program for Emerging Artists


The Jaque and Natasha Gelman Award for Painting. New York, NY


The O'Brien Travel Award, Cooper Union. New York, NY.


William Randolph Hearst Award, Cooper Union. New York, NY


Aranda, Alvarado.Vitamin D2 Artist Essay Phaidon, London, UK. 2013

Price, Matt, Vitamin D2, Phaidon, London, UK. 2013

Pearlman, Ellen. The Power Behind the Mask, Hyperallergenic, May 23, 2013

Caldwell, Ellen C., The Limitless Possibilities of Firelei Baez at Richard Heller Gallery, New American Paintings, 17 April 2012

Meier, Allison. EMERGING: Firelei Baez Forms a Lush Mixed-Media Landscape from Self and History, Blowin ARTINFO, NY. November 30, 2012

Myers, Holly, Art Review: Firelei Baez at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles Times, 14 April 2012.

Perez, Jorge Alberto. Pigmentocracy and the Calendar Girl. ARC Magazine. Issue 4. 2012

Cotter, Holland. Artists Who’s Vitality Flows from the Streets. The New York Times, 16 June 2011.

Miller, Leigh Anne. A Continental Biennial: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado on "The (S) Files". Art in America. 12, October 2011. New York, NY.

Stephens, Michelle. "The Fantasy in Bits and Pieces: The Illusory Body of the Caribbean/Female Artist". Disillusions catalogue essay. Rutgers, NJ.

Parker, Tasha. "If you like...". Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer/Fall 2011. New York, NY.

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