Maria-Providencia Casanovas

Hometown Barcelona, Spain
Lives and Works New York, NY
Education
BFA Major in Printmaking, Barcelona University, Spain, 1988
MFA Art Therapy. Barcelona University, Spain, 2004
MFA Photography. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2010

Inspired by the most immediate experiences and activities of daily life, Maria-Providencia Casanovas creates images from the relationship she establishes with her living and working spaces to explore issues related to how we build identity with regard to others. Providencia's work addresses the dichotomy of you/me, and the negotiations that we establish between them in order to build our sense of uniqueness. Although her methods and materials may vary from one project to the next they are linked together by subject matter. Each project consists of series of images, some in a range of different media, depending on the space she is examining. 


Providencia Casanovas has participated in exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Chicago and Vermont. Awarded residencies include The MacDowell Colony, NH, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. She has received multiple art grants by the Entitat Autonoma de Difusio Cultural EADC, the Concell Nacional de la Cultura i Les Arts Arts CONCA,  pain. In 2013 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography. 


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