cyanotype; 10×10″, image 6×6″

“Lo Tuyo Es Mío depicts a collage of New York City’s redlining maps and images of gentrification in East Harlem. Images of the projects are layered and weaved between polished new buildings in the area. The title of the work translates to “what’s yours, is mine” and represents a deprivation of local communities and an infiltration of wealth.”

ARTIST BIO: Katherine Méndez is a rising graduate at the State University of New York at Purchase, and is pursuing two bachelor’s degrees in printmaking and philosophy. Her work is primarily focused on Latinx phenomenology and ideas of justice. Méndez actively incorporates the beauty and hardships that encompass her identity through collaged family photographs and found images, and transforms those pieces into cyanotypes.