PRIDA ARTIST OF THE MONTH | Grizelle Esther Medina

Grizelle Esther Medina was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries, where her passion for painting developed. At Hunter College she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Art Therapy at Pratt Institute. For Grizelle, art is a way of expressing her perspective on life and marking her journey. Through art, she is able to express her thoughts, emotions and dreams. When painting, the brush becomes the tool that communicates the deep meaning of her message. In turn, the paint becomes the attire to […]


  George Malave was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. He began studying art while still in his teens and received the Augustus Saint James award for Fine Arts Draftsmanship. He received a degree in Photography and Painting from State University of New York, Empire State. His photographic work includes essays on Aging, The Myrtle Avenue El, Varet Street Kids, Third Avenue El, Motherhood, The Tourist, Metropolis, World Trade Center: Before, During & After 9/11, The Maddening Crowd and other projects. Four books of Malave’s creative works are currently available: Art, Myth & Dreams, Third Avenue El, The […]

PRIDA ARTIST OF THE MONTH | Marta Medina-Feliciano

Marta was first one to go to art school. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Bachelors in Art from Lehman College with a concentration in painting, and minors in computer graphics, education and photography. She currently works as an Art Teacher for the New York Department of Education.


As an artist, Elsie finds inspiration in flowers as well as the streets of New York, with their mix of people and architecture. The use of color in her work is directly related to the mood of the day when she starts the project or artwork. She begins organically, without a specific design, and experiments with paint, metals and anything that makes her say: “Ah, this looks great when added to this.’

PRIDA | Visual Artist of The Month |Luis Cordero Santoni

Luis Cordero Santoni Luis Cordero Santoni is a graphic artist born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and raised in El Barrio (New York City’s Spanish Harlem). As an artist, Luis is very interested in exploring themes related to Puerto Rican history and culture, especially Native American Taino culture. He recently created a portfolio of images derived from which he titles Taino Abstractions. Luis is also a photographer, a painter and a publisher. He designs, produces and sells his own line of t-shirts with Native American Taíno and other Puerto Rican cultural icons. As founder of Cemi Press, Luis is dedicated to promoting […]