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Elisa Carreno

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Elisa Carreno is a Brazilian Artist who grew up in the city of Sao Paulo and studied art Education at the Sao Paulo State University.
She lived in New Zealand, has traveled to over 20 different countries, and since 2012 she have been living in New York, where she became a member of the Brooklyn Art Space, did a art residence at the Trestle Gallery, and had participated in several exhibitions. In 2014 she was a runner up at the People's Choice show at the The Greenpoint Gallery, and in 2015 her studio was included at the Fiercely Curious curated tour.
Elisa has worked as an Art Educator in Brazil, and has developed several projects with non-profit institutions, such as SORRI, a rehablitation center for special needs students in Bauru - Sao Paulo.

Statement:
The nature of my work is autobiographical. I address my history, dreams, pain, joy, needs and regrets, creating compositions that oscillate between control and chaos, reflecting my process as an individual navigating opposing influences.
I consistently use materials and surfaces that elicit the viewer's response. By doing so, I invite the audience to partake in my inner experience.
My pieces often combine loud colors and contrasting shapes that create a tension and a provocative dynamic.

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