MARC STRAUS

Gallery

In Yael Medrez Pier’s new series, “Woven Heritage: A Window into Cultural Richness and Humanity through Ethnic Women’s Pioneering Textiles,” she presents a world of cloths with a profound narrative on beauty, creativity, and cultural significance. The women, in their national apparel, are portrayed heroically through the lens of compassion and admiration. She uses textiles, beyond piece goods, as a medium that carries stories, traditions, and the essence of generational creative spirits. Her work opens a window into the rich tapestry of cultural heritage. The canvas becomes a sounding board where she engages in a visual dialogue with the world, using the brush as an amplifier to portray the courage and resilience of the depicted communes. With each brushstroke, she brings attention to the intricate patterns and vibrant colors significant and unique to diverse cultures, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beauty of these civilizations. Transcending language barriers, the paintings, made with oil on aluminum, or on wood, encourage the viewer to embrace cultural diversity.

 

Born in 1990 in Mexico City, Mexico, where she currently lives, Yael Medrez Pier studied at the Art Students League of New York from 2012 to 2017 and in 2011 at the Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2021 she exhibited in pivotal exhibitions at the Museum Soumaya, Mexico City, and at the Photo Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico. Additional institutional shows include Mexico Israel Cultural Center, Mexico City, and the NYU Kimmel Gallery, New York. In 2017 she was awarded the Lydia Zinzi Scholarship and Award. Most recently she completed large-scale public commissions at the municipal in Central De Abastos and the Mexico City Jewish Community Center, Mexico, her most iconic public work to date.  

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Selected Works
Sotz'il, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 29.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

Sotz'il, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 29.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

The Red Obi, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

The Red Obi, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

Tambacounda, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

Tambacounda, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

The Silk Road, 2023
Oil on wood panel
47.25 x 47.25 in (120 x 120 cm)
Framed: 48.75 x 48.75 x 1.5 in (124 x 124 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

The Silk Road, 2023
Oil on wood panel
47.25 x 47.25 in (120 x 120 cm)
Framed: 48.75 x 48.75 x 1.5 in (124 x 124 x 3.8 cm)

Xhä'luu Chal Betë , 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

Xhä'luu Chal Betë , 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

Madam Butterfly, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 in x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

Madam Butterfly, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 in x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

Banarasi Sari, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yael Medrez Pier

Banarasi Sari, 2023
Oil on aluminum panel
48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm)
Framed: 49.5 x 49.5 x 1.5 in (125.75 x 125.75 x 3.8 cm)

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