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 formal language of the work is drawn from the observation and exploration of the booming urban ecosystem and its inhabitants. Contreras’s work has been exhibited at MOCA GA, The State Museum, PA, and local contemporary galleries like MINT, Besharat, and Open Space. Contreras has been featured in publications and reviews of Studio Visit Magazine, BURNAWAY and ArtsATL.

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