New York City, NY
Performance artist Martine Gutierrez (b. 1989) draws from an eclectic range of media to document her artistic metamorphosis into various imagined roles. Culling from the languages of fashion, film, and advertising, the artist references each industry's visual imagery while subverting the conventions still pervasive in commercial image-making.
Acting as subject, artist, and muse, Gutierrez meticulously creates editorial and cinematic montages, captured through photography and videos, that challenge public perceptions of identity from the intersection of gender, beauty, race, and class.
Gutierrez's work is featured on the facade of 95 Horatio Street, across from the Whitney and the High Line, as part of a series of public art installations organized by the Museum in partnership with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website