Mercedes Altagracia Perez Gross, Tía.


Title: Mercedes Altagracia Perez Gross, Tía.
20 x 24 framed
Caption: Mercedes Altagracia Perez Gross, 2006. Gazcue, Santo Domingo, R.D.
Image Info: Mercedes Altagracia Perez Gross (aunt, Tía Chea) in the upper-middle-class neighborhood of Gazcue, Santo Domingo, R.D. Mercedes is the only one out of her four siblings who never immigrated to the United States. She was also the only one of her siblings to attend college and become a doctor.
about the artist:
Groana Melendez was raised between New York City and Santo Domingo. She holds an MFA from the Advanced Photographic Studies at the International Center of Photography-Bard Program. Groana graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Photography from Syracuse University. She has participated in group exhibits in China and Guadalupe, solo shows in the New York Public Library and ICP-Bard’s studio in Queens. She works and lives in the Bronx, NY.