Rose of Hope (2020). Photographic print. Original artwork by Melanie Gonzalez. Limited edition of 15. Commissioned for Art on the Concourse. Taken at the New York Botanical Garden's rose garden, this photo was recorded on 120mm Porta film using a Holga camera. Melanie Gonzalez utilized the camera's prone-to-error mechanisims as a painterly quality to document beauty in the midst of the pandemic. Melanie is a former Artist Resident through ChaShama's Space To Connect Program and taught photography to Serviam Seniors in 2019.



Melanie Gonzalez is a multimedia Photographer and Video/Film production Artist.  Gonzalez is from The Bronx, New York of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She acquired a Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Italian language from The City College of New York in 2014.  For the past ten years, Gonzalez has been creating and directing photographic narratives, shooting and editing conceptual visuals, live performance, cultural documentation and interviews, and art directing for installations, music events and art exhibitions.



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"Rose of Hope" (2020)




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  • Medium

    Photographic print on paper