Firelei Báez: to breathe full and free
A decade of colorful, immersive and gorgeously crafted paintings and installations from the acclaimed artist
This is the first monograph to collect the complete works to date of New York–based multimedia artist Firelei Báez (born 1981), fully illustrated with images of her immersive installations, sculptural commissions, paintings and more than 150 works on paper. Major new texts explore the artist’s biography, symbolism and the historical foundations of her works, from curator Mark Godfrey, MCA Chicago curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, ICA Boston curator Eva Respini and an in-depth conversation with Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden.
Bringing together more than 10 years of exhibitions and installations, from her acclaimed 2016 exhibition at the Perez Art Museum Miami to her 2021 commission for the ICA Boston, Firelei Báez: to breathe full and free is a landmark presentation of the work of this exciting emerging artist.