Camila Rocha

b.1982

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.

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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.

Contact

Camila Rocha / www.camilarochaart.com / [email protected]

1982, Lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.

Education

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

Solo Show

2015 Recent Paintings, Camila Rocha at Sacred Gallery, New York/NY

Exhibitions

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

Print Media

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.

Film

2012 Film Tonal Drawing Techniques, direction and instruction, LA/CA Lectures

2012 Wonderland Gallery LA, lecture on drawing, LA/ CA

Curatorial Projects

2012 Skin and Ink, curation and exhibition at Crafts and Folk art Museum, LA/ California