Amy Bravo
Amy Bravo  Palm Wings, 2021  acrylic on plastic palm leaves, 18" x 25"

Amy Bravo is a Cuban/Italian American artist, born 1997 in New Jersey and based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at Pratt Institute in 2019, and currently is completing a Master's of Fine Arts degree at Hunter College. Bravo is interested in the shared language of culture and family, be it a found, queer family, or blood relatives. Her work is an attempt to reflect her existence as a queer Cuban person building a found family, with few living blood relatives of Cuban descent left. Challenged with the complications of Cuban/American relations, Bravo's large scale paintings seek to create an impossible utopia in the vague outline of Cuba. This utopian desire hinges on the question of what it means to love someone or somewhere you do not always agree with. What does it mean to love unconditionally? What toll does it take?

acrylic and wax pastel on canvas.
57" x 70"

Meeting at the Watering Hole
acrylic and wax pastel on canvas.
78" x 100"

Vamos a Cosechar
acrylic, graphite, was pastel, and found fabric on unstretched canvas.
97.5" x 57"