Scherezade has been involved in the Arts for as long as she can remember. Her drawings are her memories. These drawings are visual interpretations of her surroundings, for example, sounds and movements of daily life. As a very young child, she showed great promise as an artist, so her parents enrolled her in Art school. She was fortunate to study under two very special and talented painters, Don Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra.
Scherezade, born in the Dominican Republic (Oct 1966) has lived in New York since arrived to study in 1986. Her work frequently evokes memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land. Her solo exhibitions include “Paradise redefined” at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; Island of many Gods at the Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY; Souvenir at The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; Stories of Fallen Angels, museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR; Mary Anthony Gallery and Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC.
Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including “This Skin I’m in; Contemporary Dominican Art from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection and ! Merengue! Visual Rhythms also at El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY; The Caribbean Abroad; Contemporary Arts and Latino Migration, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ.
Her work was included in the Caribbean Biennial in Santo Domingo, DR in 2001 and The Havana Biennial in 2000 in Havana, Cuba. Received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY, NY and received her AAS from Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, DR.
Scherezade lives with her husband, NYC photographer William Vazquez, and her two budding artist daughters, Gabrielle and Montserrat in Brooklyn, NY, where she also has her studio. For more information, please check her website at www.scherezade.net