I am a New York based Brazilian-American artist working with a variety of media, including works on paper, video, photography, and sculpture. I earned my BFA in Sculpture from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Recent works explore the duality of drawing as a permanent and ephemeral medium, creating a parallel between drawing and the function of memory. Drawings on paper are treated delicately to avoid tearing or smudging, yet they can withstand hundreds of years with integrity. Memory can function in a similar way. It may become faded, colored, or altered but the essence remains and gets passed on through stories.
The drawings focus on specific gestures or parts of the body composed within a narrow field of vision, echoing visual memory. Some works document a series of moments, like stills of a moving image. These time lapses consider the flexible boundaries of past, present, and future, and the mind’s ability to traverse and compress them. The act of creating the artwork is archived in the materials that show strokes, finger marks, and impressions. Ultimately the drawings aim to simultaneously solidify a moment and emphasize the transience of time and memory.
Recent exhibitions include the Schuylkill Environmental Center, Philadelphia, PA; Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Studio 2424, Philadelphia, PA; Conartist Gallery, New York, NY; UnderOneRoof, Bronx, NY; Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX; Paterson Art Factory, Paterson, NJ; Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL; University of the Arts, PA; public artwork for public art project for the New York Restoration Project at the Suffolk Street Community Garden, New York, NY; public art project for Figment Festival, Governor Island, NY; among others.