Camila Rocha was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her work as a Tattoo Artist has influenced her works as Visual Artist. She has been exhibited and published worldwide, and has received support from New York Academy of Art, Janet Rosel & Peter B. Lewis Scholarship, Valda Witt & Jay Hatfield Portrait Scholarship and the LCU Fund for Women’s Education Grant, Leipzig Art International Program amongst other institutions. Her work can be seeing at www.camilarochaart.com.
My studio practice starts with issues discussed in my psychoanalysis. This process is followed by writing. I am interested in exploring the ambiguity of coming to understand the self. I transfer the disclosed information from literary to plastic form as a manner of its portrayal. Ultimately these works were made inspired by my surroundings, and my experiences. I found that my most authentic self is related to knowledge and to my environment.
1982, Lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.
2015 MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, NYC
2012 FA Certificate Program at Los Angeles Academy of Art
Residencies and Scholarship Honors
2016 Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany
2015 New York Academy of Art Merit Scholarship
The Janet Rosel & Peter B. Lewis Scholarship
The Valda Witt & Jay Hatfield Portrait Scholarship, New York Academy of Art
LCU Fund for Women’s Education Grant
2014 Leipzig Art International program, leipzig, Germany
2010 Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art Scholarship, Certificate Program in Fine Arts
2015 Recent Paintings, Camila Rocha at Sacred Gallery, New York/NY
2015 Summer Exhibition, group show at Flowers Gallery, New York/NY
MFA Thesis show, New York Academy of Art, New York/NY
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, NY
2014 Figure Outing, group show, Summer Exhibition at Schloss Machern, Germany
2013 Grey Matter, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, group show, Culver City/CA
2012 Skin and Ink, exhibition at Crafts and Folk art Museum, LA/ California
2011 I want to be the next, group show at Wonderland L.A., LA/CA
2009 Shunkun Cursos e Artes, group show, Sao Paulo/ Brazil
2008 Arigato Brazil,Ukiyo-e photography at Faculdade de Belas Artes, group show,
São Paulo /Brazil
2007 21o Exhibition of the Salão de Belas Artes de Pinheiros, group show, Sao Paulo/Brazil
2005 Hope Factory, group show, London/UK
2004 Galeria Shock Cultural, group show, Sao Paulo/ Brazil
Alison Weaver, “The power of provocation” , How Journal, September 2015, ed. #11 pg.105-16.
Neo Rauch MFAs and NYAA MFAs, “Art calendar Leipzig/New York 2015 ”, Zweitausendeins, 1000 edition piece.
Simone Pretzel, “Von New York nach Machen”, Mundental, (Summer 2014) pg. 31.
Carla Leirner and Juliana Andrade, “Fina Estampa”, Bons Fluidos Magazine, Sao Paulo, 2010, pg. 35.
Flavia Lelis,"Fera", Clix Magazine, Sao Paulo (summer of 2009), edi. 2.
2012 Film Tonal Drawing Techniques, direction and instruction, LA/CA Lectures
2012 Wonderland Gallery LA, lecture on drawing, LA/ CA
2012 Skin and Ink, curation and exhibition at Crafts and Folk art Museum, LA/ California