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A young Afro-Caribbean artist learned to “fly” through manipulating her materials. YSANEL started as a poet and became primarily a public artist in her historic hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up in the South Side of Providence alongside a large population of people from Dominican Republic, where both of her parents were born and where most of her is family is from.

Today, she experiments with a personal collection about her identity that she will exhibit in the month of September (opening Sept 11th) at the Aborn Gallery, 95 Empire st (second floor).

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