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Misla (she/her) is a native New Yorker and Queer mixed media artist specifically interested in the Nuyorican experience. Misla’s work takes a personalized and collective account of the Latinx home and NYC apartments. Her paintings layer collages and found materials to explore the culturally dualistic environments in which she was raised. Misla has a BFA, with the support of the first Kossok Fellowship Award, from Hunter College, and an MFA from Queens College. Her work has been exhibited with The Latinx Project, with the NY Latin American Art Triennial, and as a Heckscher Museum Emerging Artist. Represented by Praxis Gallery, Misla’s work has most recently been shown in a group show with El Museo del Barrio entitled Domesticanx, and a solo exhibition in the John Little Barn at Duck Creek in East Hampton. 

My artwork at its center is about the home. DePicted through Painting, collage, digital arts, and installation, my Pieces commemorate my homes and that of my community. sPecifically interested in the exPeriences of the Puerto Rican diasPora, the works take a PersonaliZed and collective account of NYC aPartment interiors and aim to extend the life and memory of such Latinx sPaces. Bold colors, Caribbean influences, and abstracted elements allow for my work to collectively embody an amalgamated Nuyorican home, narrating my own Personal connections and honoring the endurance and creativity of my community.

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