Sharon Lee De La Cruz is an artist and activist from New York City. Their thought-provoking pieces address a range of issues related to tech, social justice, sexuality, and race. De La Cruz’s work ranges from comics, graffiti, and public-art murals to more recent explorations in interactive sculptures, animation, and coding. As the assistant director of The StudioLab, a creative tech lab at Princeton University, Lee De La Cruz is an advocate for bridging the accessibility gap in STEM education.
For the past three years they have been exploring their spiritual identity as a former environmental justice community organizer, as a Black woman in the diaspora, as an artist. This exploration continues to manifest physical and digital communities that teach, challenge, support, and inspire them. It has provided Lee De La Cruz with an opportunity to contribute and collaborate and has developed their love for culturally relevant pedagogy to engage a diverse population in learning through play and STEM-ing for art. As an artist-technologist-activist, one of their career objectives is to engage a diverse audience in self-reflection, and to encourage a less passive, economy-driven relationship with tech.
Space to Connect Programming
Sharon Lee De la Cruz will be hosting free pop-up art-making activities in collaboration with events at Fordham Plaza in The Bronx.