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This drawing reveals the distinct system of characters, themes, and symbols that make up the artist’s personal mythos. Seamlessly integrating the artifacts of Cuban religious culture with her family’s history, the imagery in Bravo’s works on paper expands upon the compelling coming-of-age narratives that define her work.
Framed: 27.5 x 21.5 x 2.0 in.
Signed
Available until 3:00 PM, Jul 3, 2024.

① Artwork:

Player 1

This drawing reveals the distinct system of characters, themes, and symbols that make up the artist’s personal mythos. Seamlessly integrating the artifacts of Cuban religious culture with her family’s history, the imagery in Bravo’s works on paper expands upon the compelling coming-of-age narratives that define her work.

Amy Bravo is a visual artist of Italian-Cuban origin who invents her own intimate and fantastic vision of an afterlife island universe by combining symbols and icons from popular and religious Latin American culture with personal family stories. Bravo works on loose canvas cut and stitched together to create irregular shapes on which she combines graphite drawings, painterly techniques, and collage. The resultant drawings expand into painting, embroidery, and assemblage.

Specs:

18 inches
24 inches
with frame
21.5 inches
27.5 inches
2 inches
27.5 inches

③ Artist:

Amy Bravo

Amy Bravo is a visual artist of Italian-Cuban origin. By combining symbols and icons from popular and religious Latin American culture with personal family stories, Bravo invents her own intimate and fantastic vision of an afterlife island universe that mixes the known with the unknown and beauty with confusion. Bravo’s approach to painting is unconventional, as she prefers loose canvas cut and stitched together to create irregular shapes on which she combines graphite drawings, painterly techniques, and collage. The resultant drawings expand into painting, embroidery, and assemblage and include objects like dried leaves, lace, carousel horse trinkets, pieces of furniture, and artifacts from her family home.

Amy Bravo was born in 1997 in New Jersey and lives in Queens, NY. After completing a BA in Illustration at Pratt Institute in New York, NY, she earned her MFA in Painting at Hunter College in New York, NY (2022).

Bravo has mounted solo exhibitions at Galleria Poggiali in Milan, Italy (2024) and Semiose Gallery in Paris, France (2023).

Her work has also been featured in group shows at SESC in São Paulo, Brazil; Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, NY; The FLAG Foundation in New York, NY; Workplace in London, UK; and elsewhere.

She attended the Fountainhead Residency in Miami in 2022.

Amy Bravo:
Player 1, 2023
Ink, graphite, wax pastel, and colored pencil on paper
24.0 × 18.0 inches /