These works belong to a series of self-portraits i've been working on over the past two years. They are not digitally manipulated. It's all old fashion collage, and mixed-media on paper. Most are 12 x 12 inches.
“I find that it is only through fiction that I am able to reach the truth and tell my story.”
Elka Amorim was born in Brasilia in 1975. Upon graduating UFMG, one of the top art programs in Brazil in 1998, Amorim received the prestigious Apartes Scholarship from the Brazilian government, which she used to pursue an MFA at Hunter College in New York. During her graduate study and during her later study of Art Pedagogy at Pratt Institute, Amorim exhibited globally and received various awards and residencies, including those from the Bronx Museum of Art, the Henry Street Settlement Artist-In-Residence Program, and the Brooklyn Community Access Television Artist Residency. Elka Amorim lives in New York City where she teaches and produces new works. She is represented by two New York galleries: Galeria Galou and Pierogi.
To read more about her work go to: http://issuu.com/rvamag/docs/rvav4i11coverweb