Estelle Maisonett is a mixed-media interdisciplinary artist who uses found objects, digital media, and sourced clothing to create life-sized collages that document the journey of consumers. Using sourced materials she creates figures who are void of the human body to explore how the relationship to consumer products, location, and material impact the interpretation of their identity. The interior and exterior spaces she builds highlight the familiarity of her experience living in the Bronx and Dyckman, NY. Estelle investigates materiality and how the relationship between object and environment inform the perception of a figure or allude to ideas about access, economic status, race, gender, cultural background, and sexual orientation.
Estelle received her BFA from SUNY Purchase College in 2013 and has exhibited at the Silent Barn, Chashama, Glorias Project Space, SUNY Purchase College and more. She has worked in the Bronx and New York City, as a teaching artist, guest lecturer, and Arts program administrator. She has created arts programming geared towards community building and social practice with organizations such as the Department of Education, the Neuberger Museum of Art, The National Park Service, the Bronx Children’s Museum, and currently the Parsons Scholars Program. In 2018 she was an Artist in the MarketPlace Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and a 2018 BronxArtSpace Summer Artist in Residence.