Baltimore-based uncategorized artist Hoesy Corona works in many mediums to tell stories that confront the past and the present. In conversation with Joy Davis, Manager of Adult and Community Program, Hoesy, a finalist for the 2020 Janet & Walters Sondheim Artscape Prize, shares his work and artistic practice. Exploring references from the Walters Art Museum’s collection, Hoesy compares the experience of the contemporary artist residency to that of the court painter.
About the Artist
Hoesy Corona (b. 1986 Guanajuato, Mexico) is an emerging and uncategorized queer Mexican artist living and working in the United States. His work is executed across various media while considering what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. His performances and installations oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, and celebration are present throughout his work.