Braids and more art by Nicole Mazza

Braids , 2020
31 x 42 cm (h x w)
USD 1 000
Embroidery on fabric
for sale

Nicole Mazza was born in Gainesville, Florida. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 where she studied painting and textile arts. In 2015 she founded She / Folk, a feminist art collective that focuses on curatorial projects and publications, showing works by women artists or identified with their genre. She has shown his works in Buenos Aires, Rosario, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Gainesville. Hiswork has been reviewed by Vice Magazine and recognized by The New York Times, The New Yorker (note on the "Brooklyn Beat Festival:Crossing Over". After completing a residency at the ACE Foundation in Buenos Aires in 2014, Nicole moved to Argentina to focus on her art and tango. She now lives and works in Rosario, a city where he can observe that history is present and human rights activism is central. This raises questions about the culture of violence against women in the region, feminist movements, and the struggle for respect and extension of rights that are taking place at the same time.
The first generation of Portuguese immigrants, Nicole learned from her maternal grandmother the traditions of weaving, sewing and embroidery. Currently Nicole works with embroidered, sewn and hand dyed fabrics to create figurative works, often using the self-portrait, a character that is installed in images that are part of our collective visual language. She uses religious references, telenovela stereotypes and pop culture as reflections of human conditioning.It plays a lot with the contrast of embroidered delicacy and sexualized images. Nicole is interested in the iconography of women seen through the lens of fantasies built in society. She, the woman built, deconstructed and rebuilt, devoured and fragmented.
Nicole sees sewing as an act of repairing something that has been broken. The figures are often twisted: bodies in positions of discomfort and impossibility. The limbs intertwine, wrap, reach and desire. They sometimes display acts of cannibalism, illustrating the way society consumes it. His current aesthetic stage interweaves the delicate and grotesque representing the ruptures and fissures in the social fabric.

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Make me whole again / Maria Ed..., 2021
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Tangled / Crude / Liar, 2021
28 x 22 cm (h x w)
Embroidery on fabric

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