Priscila De Carvalho
I create fantastic worlds in which colors, forms and elements of fantasy all meld together. My work depicts the speed of global cities and overly populated urban environments which I seek to convey by layering abstract and figurative images of winding streets, stairways, network of lights, overhead lines, intense color and infinite energy. I juxtapose my observations about the emergence and co-existence of sub-cultural communities, urban decay, consumerism and drug trafficking issues by embedding personal and found photographs that inhabit the spaces and are manipulated in a way that obscures the particular identities of the figures.
Priscila De Carvalho was born in Brazil in 1975. Among many professional accomplishments are her prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2008), Aljira Emerge 10 Fellowship (2008), NYFA Immigrant Outreach Program (2008) and Queens Council on The Arts Fund (QCAF 2009). She has been included in a number of group shows in New Jersey and New York, including a solo show at The Jersey City Museum(2009). Currently, she is the workspace artist-in-residency at Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning Residency Program(2009). In 2010, she will participate in the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum and Sculpture Space Residency at Utica, NY. Her work has been reviewed by the The New York Times (August 2009), Art Aldia International (March 09), Art Nexus (August 2009) and many others. Ms. Carvalho lives and works in Long Island City, New York.