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Hilma Krla

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Upcycled doll Dress 2014 16"x6"x8"x4"
Developmental Disorder, 2014 mixed media Collage graphite drawing on frosted crystal vinyl. 23.5 x32.5 inches.
body that might never rest 2015, 8.5" x 6.5" White Stone Clay
Mountain 2015, 8.5" x 6.5" White Stone Clay
Artist's Statement

Krla is a mixed-media social practice artist, advocate, and mother of a boy who was diagnosed with autism and sensory integration dysfunction. She has experimented with various media such as photography, graphics, water colors, acrylic, and oil, but works predominantly with repurposed materials, clay, and collage. Krla is a great admirer of serenity of spending time in nature. She is attracted to simple but chaotic compositions. Her work has evolved from personal experience. she is interested in the relationship between negative and positive space and the line that separates the two. Krla's art touches on themes of psychological aspects, aspects of our humanity, including the ambiguity and uncertainty that affect one as an individual. Her goals are to engage in social responsibility and find creative ways art can be utilized to create public awareness. 


Krla’s art appears in numerous group exhibitions including The Annual LIC Art Open and Flushing Town Hall, and she participates in panel talks. She has been awarded an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL). Although Krla’s creative strength is not in writing, she is currently working on two books. She felt compelled to express herself through this self-published artistic medley containing an autobiography, ideologies, and drawings. She is convinced that this will give the reader a well-rounded continuum about her. She lives and works in Long Island City, NY.