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Mora, Nia

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Awards
Certificate of Recognition, Artistic Discovery, U.S. House of Representatives (National)

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Sea Creature




     I was born in Detroit, Michigan to a multicultural family of Purepecha Mexican and African American background. As a youth I was highly encouraged to pursue the arts, thus I was compelled to use photography as an outlet in my adolescence. I received many awards and honors while attending Cass Technical High School from such organizations as the NAACP, Detroit Edison, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and The U.S. House of Representatives. After graduation, I moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts, where I discovered my own aesthetic and developed a technique and visual language that could accurately express the various dimensions of my artistic and cultural background. After finishing a bachelor’s degree, I have strove to continue my work as an artist and further develop and mature the visual language of my art.
     As an artist with a mixed cultural background, I have become interested in exploring the inner workings of the human imagination; the subconscious; and dream like states of mind. Through my photographs, I try to do this poetically with the use of surrealist motifs such as: symbolism, magic, alchemy, and the abstraction of time and space; much of which can be attributed to the mysticism that exists in Mexican folklore. My art also draws from the Indigenous sense of spirituality in order to evoke a sort of ceremonial happening in my images. Thus, the characters portrayed in my photographs can be considered apparitions of the “spiritual world” and of the “unknown”. In my images, the lines of reality are obscured, and life and death become manifestations of one central idea.      Color has also captivated me as an artist. It is a physical representation of the vibrancy and passion of Mexico, and can be found in every aspect of its culture. Focusing upon the use of color in Mexico, has given me a tool with which I use to further dramatize the visual impact of my work.
     Having lived in New York for eight years, my art has adopted a contemporary aesthetic, much of which derives from the city’s lifestyle. The cutting edge and dark simplicity of New York culture has influenced me to make images that are in themselves, simplistic in nature with a dark sensibility. The iconography found in New York pop culture, has also inspired me to morph the people portrayed in my photographs, into sorts of iconic characters themselves.
     In essence I have taken two halves of my cultural being and interwoven them to produce images that combine the heart of Mexico and the spirit of New York City.

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The Painter


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Self as Ginseng Root


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Desert Vision I


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Paulina Pluma


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White Petals


24 x 24 in.


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Bruja


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Nightmare


24 x 24 in.


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White Horse II


24 x 24 in.


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Thing


24 x 24 in.


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Mistress Death


24 x 24 in.


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Pulpo


24 x 24 in.


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Twin Sister in Gold II


24 x 24 in.


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Twin Sister in Gold


24 x 24 in.


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Self as Sirena


24 x 24 in.


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Self as Sirena II


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Sacred Heart


24 x 24 in.


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White Horse


24 x 24 in.


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Sea Creature


24 x 24 in.


   
       

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