July Artist of the Month – Alice Quaresma
June 26th, 2017
Alice Quaresma was born in Brazil in 1985. She currently lives in New York. Alice got her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009. Alice has participated in exhibitions and residency programs in the USA, Europe and South America. In 2014, Alice got Foam Magazine Talent award with her project “Roots”. She had her first solo show in São Paulo (Brazil) and her work was included in the project “Abstraction in Action” of Sayago & Pardon Collection (USA) in 2015. In 2016, Alice participated in multiple group shows and she was invited to exhibit (two-person show) at the Flatiron project in Chelsea, NY. Alice already had her work published in major magazines, newspapers and websites in Brazil, Japan, US and Europe.
Alice has been experimenting with materials that allow her photographs to be sensorial and playful, pushing the boundaries of photography as a flat surface. I am using acrylic paint, paper, tape and pencil over photo prints. As the same time, Alice Quaresma’s work explores the physical aspects of photography, she continues to use images from her personal photo archive to elaborate on the idea of displacement and identity. She uses the instability of the immigration condition as a main source of inspiration. Bringing improvisation and unexpected factors into her art practice. The experimental quality on the work is becoming stronger as she continues to deconstruct photographs. She is embracing the multiple possibilities that exist in the photographic spectrum.