ARTISTAS

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Cristina Camacho

Skeleton - Woven March - WEB
Skeleton - Vessel - WEB
Skeleton - Feeling Purple - WEB
Skeleton - Morphing Araceae - WEB
Tomas_WEB
Agatha_WEB
Maya - WEB
Grace_WEB
Olivia_WEB
Toru_WEB

INFORMACIÓN DEL ARTISTA

 

In her colorful layered paintings, Camacho reimagines the materiality of the canvas while pushing its logic to create unexpected surfaces. As she dissects each layer, she creates structural and spatial changes where gravity, shadows, and color reflections evoke a physical and tactile experience. The cut is always precise and intentional, and without being aggressive or disruptive, the pieces appear to be extremely symmetrical. The color pencil lines, always follow a set of geometric rules, and with the cut, these rules are disobeyed allowing the material to take control over the piece and therefore revealing its purity.

Without planning or sketching, her paintings are always intuitive, and looking closely into the work, there is a persistent evidence of her hand. As she creates a duality between pictorial space and real space, her work engages in a phenomenological approach by defining the physical and temporal relationship of the viewer to the piece. All of her paintings are to be grasped in the experience of looking at them.

In this body of work, Camacho creates paintings that oscillate between abstraction and representation, as she creates three-dimensional anthropomorphic and zoomorphic entities, personal narratives, architectural spaces, and musical illustrations.

 

Biografía

Cristina Camacho





B. 1987. Bogotá, Colombia. Lives and works in New York.





Education





2013-15 Columbia University, New York, NY MFA Visual Arts





2010-12 Parsons New School of Design, New York, NY Certificate in Fine Arts





2006-10 Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia BFA in Communication and Product Design Minor in Fine Arts





Other Studies





2010-12 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Continuing Education





2011 Art Student League, New York, NY Painting





2011-12 New York University, New York, NY Continuing Education - Art History





Residencies





2012 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Summer Residency Program, Painting and Mixed Media.





2011 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Summer Residency Program, Painting and Mixed Media.





Exhibitions





2015 Double Double Visions Visions, The Active Space. Curated by Chistian Berman. Bushwick, NY. Dissections, West 10th Window. New York, NY.


MFA Thesis Show, Fisher Landau Center. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Long Island City, NY. New Work, New York, St Nicks Alliance and Arts@Renaissance Curated by Kat Griefen.





2014 Spectral Haze Event Horizon, Blackston Gallery. Curated by James Case-Leal. New York, NY. Second Year Open Studios, Columbia University. New York, NY


Networking Tips for Shy People, 200 Livingston. Brooklyn, NY.


First Year Show, Columbia University. Curated by Deborah Cullen. New York, NY





2013 First Year Open Studios, Columbia University. New York, NY


2012 Residency Open Studios: Deconstructed Self, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY





Residency Open Studios: Constructed Self, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY





Solo Show: Paintings and Collages on View, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY 2011 Open Studios: Lost in the Forest, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY





Open Studios: La Metamorfosis del Pez, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY 2010 Volarán: Los Sueños de Emma, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia. 2009 Andando: Vírgen Madre Mia, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.





Publications





2014 Cuts to Create: A Portrait of Cristina Camacho. Arts Culture Beat. Arts Culture. By Carmen December 21, 2014





Awards and Fellowships





2015 Deans Travel Grant, Columbia University, New York, NY


Hayman Visual Arts Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY Birren Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY


Teacher Assistant Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY





G.Días.





2014 Visual Arts Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY


Film Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY


Teacher Assistant Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY





2013 Visual Arts Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY Teacher Assistant Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY





2006 Honorary Degree, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia





Experience





2015 Teaching Assistant, Painting 1, Columbia University, New York, NY 2014 Teaching Assistant, Painting 1, Columbia University, New York, NY 2010-11 Artist Assistant, Pedro Cuni