Aunt and niece Latinx Cazorla and Saleme are two women artists living in New York City for
more than two decades. A painter and a sculptor, they have studied in different parts of the
world and received various degrees. In 2010 they decided to blend their visions and talents to
become an unstoppable artist duo. They have been working hard to make their art visible and
successfully have entered in the competitive field of Public Art. Their artworks are made from a
range of different mediums and a variety of materials creating bright and fluorescent color
palettes. Behind their work’s whimsical appearance, they approach and address challenging
social issues, such as their extensive work on migration.
Besides their large exhibition record locally and internationally, Cazorla & Saleme have been
granted awards and grants from important institutions such as the National Association of
Latino Arts and Cultures, The Puffin Foundation, UNIQLO/NYC Parks, El Museo del Barrio. They
have been commission public art pieces by the Garment District Alliance and the Department of
Transportation of NYC and the John Michael Kohler Art Center.
Recently, they have been awarded the NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Community
Mural Project for the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. Their public art piece Once You Hear Me,
You Won’t Forget Me, became part of the art collection of NYC H+H Arts in Medicine and now
are wall installations for Gouverneur, North Central Bronx, and Morrisania Hospitals. Also, they
were commissioned two public art interventions by Pierro Outdoors/Valley Street Windows in
South Orange, NJ, and by 4Corners Public Art Initiatives in Downtown Newark, NJ.
Cazorla and Saleme firmly believe that conceptually, art can widen perspectives and educate
communities, and, in its physicality, color, as an art element, has remarkable healing power. In
short, their primary goal is to create work that is accessible and empowering for all.
They have been artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, ChaShaMA NYC, and currently at
the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and at Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Their work has been
reviewed passionately on TimeOut NYC, also on Artdaily.org, Fox 5, Univision News, Remezcla,
EFE Spanish international news agency, El Diario-La Prensa, Univision 41, New York Daily News,
Riverdale Press, CUNY TV, News 12 The Bronx, and ArtNet News.