Carla E. Reyes is a painter and mixed-media artist visually inspired by the colors and textures of nature; indigenous works of art and decoration; and textures created by the interactions between nature and man-made surfaces. Through texture, abstract form, and image, she explores and alludes to the fundamental elements and mysteries of nature and existence: impermanence, decay, regeneration, birth, growth, history, archeology, spirituality…She creates representational as well as abstract images- visualizing a particular form or motif, but allowing the creative process and chosen materials to dictate the end result. Collage materials can include anything from branches, leaves, sand, and pebbles; to household items. She creates groupings of works in organic evolving series – though different, they all share an interest in surface texture, explore a variety of traditional and unconventional materials, and respond to themes of nature and human existence.

Carla has exhibiting and selling her artwork professionally since 2000. She received her MA in Art Education at CUNY City College of New York, NYC, and her BFA in Restoration and Fine Arts from F.I.T., NYC.  Carla has also worked as a decorative interior finisher, theater scenic artist, muralist, and art educator. Carla’s artwork has been featured in a variety of publications and media including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, BBC World News, The Queens Chronicle, and more. Her work has been represented by numerous galleries and art dealers including Raandesk Gallery of Art, NYC; The Art Snack Registry, NYC; Grand Central Art, NYC; Beeswax Arts, Washington DC;  and Leche Vitrines Art Alliance in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Carla currently works out of her studio at Brooklyn Art Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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