La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times

Artist: Aliza Nisenbaum
painting | Oil on linen | 1727x2235mm | 2016

Aliza Nisenbaum’s portraits make use of bold color and pattern in order to frame modest, intimate scenes. She often depicts undocumented immigrants, many of whom Nisenbaum first met while she was teaching a class called “English through Art History.” Nisenbaum works with live models and considers the encounter between artist and sitter an ethical one in which the two parties come to trust and know each other well. Her images personalize the immigrant experience and give visibility to the normally unseen.


Whitney Biennial 2017 | 2017.03.17 - 2017.06.11 | Whitney Museum of American Art(New York City, NY, United States)