Joey Enríquez

Artist, designer, and educator

Joey Enríquez is an artist, designer, and educator based in the Washington, DC-area, who uses image-making, sculpture, and community work to unearth historicities of land claim and displacement, as a practice of undoing. They focus on the politics of land, body, occupation, and reclamation of their own Indigenous lineage. Enríquez earned their MFA in Fine Arts from the George Washington University, Washington, DC (2020), and BA in Art–Design from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (2018). As an emerging professional, they’ve been awarded fellowships and residencies at Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC (2020–22); the Studios at MASS MoCA (2021), and MoCA Arlington, Arlington, VA (2022–23) and have exhibited at the Kreeger Museum, MoCA Arlington, Hamiltonian Artists, Culture House, and Edge on the Square.

Enríquez’s practice extends beyond fine art into curatorial support for exhibitions, such as dancer Maida Withers’ retrospective LEGACY: 50 Years of Dance on the Edge (2022), and graphic design for the collective Related Tactics for projects, such as with Monument Lab, Philadelphia, PA, and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. They are currently an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, George Mason University, and American University.