2021 Artist

Carla Torres

As a visual storyteller, I create fictional and symbolic narratives based on personal experiences. Unconditional lover of flat shapes, passionate about color, my artwork arises in the space where reality and imagination converse.

Biography

Carla Torres is a visual artist, who works across several media including drawing, painting, illustration, animation, and murals. Originally from Ecuador, she relocated to New York City in 2006, looking to expand her horizons and vision as an artist. Since then her work has been exhibited in several galleries locally and internationally including the Queens Museum and the Noguchi Museum. Her work has also been awarded by the most prestigious illustration awards in the US, Canada, and Europe. Torres has been commissioned from various city organizations, including the City of New York Department of Transportation Urban Art Program in 2013, 2017, and 2018, the Garment District Alliance, and the New York Health and Hospitals Arts in Medicine Program in 2019. Carla also has been awarded the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement grant in 2019 and 2020. In addition, she was a featured muralist with the HBO Max/Latinx Diaspora Campaign in 2020. Her work is collected by public and private bodies.

Artist Statement

As a visual storyteller, I create fictional and symbolic narratives based on personal experiences. Unconditional lover of flat shapes, passionate about color, my artwork arises in the space where reality and imagination converse. With carefully honed compositions, my art builds universes alive with an array of tender and bold characters. Complex concepts are translated into simple, yet emotive and dynamic visual narratives, conveying context, meaning, and sentiment. By using several mediums and surfaces, from digital to urban art, my work purpose, is to transform the viewer by elevating moods and sparking positivity.

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