Carla E. Reyes is a NYC based, mixed-media artist whose work incorporates textured surfaces, and an exploration of the interaction between the man-made and natural worlds. She paints semi-abstract scenes from her urban environment and excursions in nature, and also explores themes of Motherhood and Women’s issues. She is interested in focusing on specific moments in time through art-making, or meditations on seemingly mundane, everyday things, that have an often unrecognized beauty and profundity. She creates groupings of works in organic evolving series. Though different, they all share an interest in surface texture, explore with a variety of traditional and unconventional materials, and respond to nature, her daily experiences and imagination.
Carla received her BFA in Restoration and Fine Arts, from SUNY F.I.T., NYC, her MA in Art Education at CUNY City College of New York, NYC, and is a candidate for her MFA in Painting (2024) at CUNY Lehman College, NYC. Carla also works as a decorative interior finisher, theater scenic artist, muralist, and art educator. Her 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; and lives in Astoria, Queens with her husband and two young daughters.