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Artist Statement

My work examines the relation between urban development and the human condition. I am interested in analyzing and questioning the impact of a booming urban ecosystem over its inhabitants and their interactions within those transforming surroundings. Through a multidisciplinary approach that combines video installation, painting, drawing, and printmaking I intend to tackle societal challenges and […]


Carla Contreras is a multidisciplinary Latin American contemporary artist. Her practice examines the intersection between urban development and the human condition in a booming metropolis like Atlanta. In the recognition of utility marking language from the utility service sector and construction industry, the work comments and raises questions about gentrification and its sociocultural impact. The […]


COMMISSIONS AND COLLABORATIONS “SCADpro – Sponsored Course”, SCAD in collaboration with North Point Hospitality Group to assist in the research and development of concepts for a mural on the exterior of the new Hampton Inn Suites located in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, 2019 ‘Gentry Marking’, SCAD Open Studio Front Wall Mural in collaboration with artist Ervin […]


Ikea Bags, mixed media on canvas (acrylic, oil pastels, markers, and pencils), 48” x 36”, 2019. Rots, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2018. Lumps, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, 2018. Gentry Site, acrylic, reflective tape, and 3D printed pieces on canvas, 96 x 70 inches, […]