University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 2006, BA
My work is a confessionary, tightly bonded to my world vision. Photography is my language, self-portrait is my tongue and lighting is my accent. All with the purpose of recreating an ocular recount that magnifies an exploration, a self-discovery. My perspective as a woman born and raised in a beautiful, small, chauvinistic and conflictive island in the Caribbean serves as the skeleton for my body of work. Through my projects I mean to recreate my own and other stories that come to relevance when attempting to fabricate the fantasy of a female, a puertorriqueña female in my case. If there is a way to “democratize all experiences by translating them into images” as once Susan Sontag wrote, I endeavor to visually narrate the anxiety that brings us closer, human experience.
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2014 Universos Paralelos, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Collective exhibition that showcased 6 spanish photographers and 6 puertorrican photographers.
2013 Collect Store Retrieve, ABC No Rio, Lower East Side, New York
Collective exhibition exploring the mechanics of memory.
Work: "4:37 - 5:21" series
2013 Lexus Grant for Artists, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Exhibition to show the work of one year.
2013 National Art Exhibition 2013, Museo de La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective exhibition of current working artists. Work: “La Chacón: The Beef”
2012 Cuarto Oscuro, ArtLab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective Exhibition for the FotoVisura Pavillion.
Work presented: the beef series (la chacón #4)
2012 Reina, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Solo Exhibition, a reprise of the work previously presented at Pratt Manhattan in New York as well as a series of new material.
2012 Her Love Made Visible, Arts East NY, Brooklyn, New York.
Collective Exhibition about love and womanhood.
Work presented: “El primer intento”
2012 Size Matters, Two Moon Art Café, Brooklyn, New York.
Collective Exhibition, a Salon Style group presentation.
Work presented: “tonight my desirable fright, belongs to this…” and “madre perla” (REINA series)
2011 FotoMac, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective Exhibition on photography artists whose body of work converses with the work artist David LaChapelle.
Work presented: Moons Over Dolls
2011 Arte en el medio: 35 años de de fotografía en Puerto Rico, Museo de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective Exhibition on Conceptual Photography.
Work presented: “It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s Over”
2011 Arte 100 x 35, La Concha Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective Exhibition of 78 Artists that represent each municipality of the island.
Work presented: Applesauce
2010 Serie Regional de Jugadores Pampers, Museo de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective Exhibition of current emerging artists.
Work presented: “Tonight, my desirable fright belongs to this…”
2010 Reina: 6 series on supremacy personified as a woman, CCPS Gallery, Pratt Institute Manhattan, New York.
2010 Mobile Space: From the Caribbean to the Midwest, University of Madison, Wisconsin.
Collective video exhibition of current working artists.
Work presented: “2 sweet + 2 be = 4gotten”(stills video)
2009 National Art Exhibition 2009, Museo de La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective exhibition of current working artists. Work: “encontrando a Lydia”
2009 Photographic Experiment 2009, PL 900 Photographic Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective exhibition organized by the Society for Artistic Photography. Work: “Luz de luna”
2009 “Somebody has to say it” Exhibition 2009, el Local Gallery, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Collective exhibition organized by the Society for Artistic Photography. Work: “Fairy on Fairy” (video art)
2009 Photographic Spring by the Photography Biennale, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective exhibition presented by the Photography Biennale. Work: Serie “So What?”
2009 Art and Globalization forum by the newspaper Diálogo, Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.
Video art presentation in art forum.
Work presented:“Fairy on Fairy”, “Playground”, “Te quiero, ok?” “In Between Days”, “To Sleep Count Sheep”, “Push Push in the Bush”
2008 Verde París: Crímenes Pasionales en Serie, José “Pepín” Méndez Gallery, Sagrado Corazón University, Santurce, Puerto Rico
2006 Trends: Emergent Video Art, Taller Cé, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Work presented: “Push push in the Bush” and "Manifiesto Capilar”
2004 Café Teatro, Nuyorrican Café, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Work presented: “La novia” (theatrical monologue)
2004 “La No Galería”, School of Comunications, Univeristy of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Performance “La niña mala”
AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS & GRANTS
2012 Lexus Artist Grant, Lexus Foundation for the Arts, Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico.
2011 Artistic Recognition, Municipio de Cayey, Honorable Alcalde Rolando Ortíz, Cayey, Puerto Rico
2012 Larissa Vazquez Zapata, "Ligera de equipaje", Magacin Magazine, El Nuevo Dia Newspaper, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Featured photograph on a luxury travelling issue. Work presented: Auralis Spring Collection 2012.
2012 Jessica Marati, "Five Top Eco-Designers", Organic Spa Magazine, New York, New York.
Article on showcasing sustainable fashion designers. Work presented: Auralis Fall Collection 2012.
2011 100 x 35, Caras Magazine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Article on 78 Artists that represent each municipality of the island. Work presented: Applesauce
2011 Reynhold Catalog, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Jewelry catalog featuring a selection of puertorrican photographer exhibition.
Work presented: “…encontrando a Lydia”
2010 Frescos: 50 Artists under 35, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Publication on working artists from Puerto Rico under the age of 35.
2007 La Polis Newspaper, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photographic Collage: “Let them eat cake”
2007 El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora and El Vocero Newspaper, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006 El Nuevo Día, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photographic Essay :“Con los ojos de Santa Lucía”