Memories connects me to a sense of belonging. Recollections of stories left behind; childhood memories (often prone to internal error), of subway trains and walls littered with graffiti and the sights and sounds of the daily grind of city life, reveal glimpses of my past.
John Dominic Colon is a mixed media artist whose work investigates memory as an archeological act, not of retrieval; but as a creative, constructive process. Often referencing the urban environment, his work intersects the varying relationships between queerness, belonging, history, and its subsequent erasure. His practice is informed by internal landscapes, littered with layers of symbols, imagery and abstraction.
Born in Brooklyn, NY he grew up in Chicago where he completed his BA at Columbia College. A 2021 recipient of the Berkowitz scholarship, he has exhibited at various venues around Miami including the MFA Showcase at the Bonnier gallery. He is currently completing an MFA degree at Florida International University while continuing his studio practice in Miami.