Simona Prives creates collages that are a combination of maps, screen prints and found material. Initially, geological and industrial maps are disassembled and reconfigured turning worlds that are familiar into the abstract. Then screen prints, paper and found materials are overlaid onto the piece.
The artist’s work is about locating ourselves in the built and natural environments at this particular moment in history. The focus is on the process of decomposition and reconstruction, the dialectic of growth and decay, and the examination of our complex relationship between the organic and the man-made.
In September Simona’s work will be on display at the Fulton Street MTA Station in NYC. Having won the New York MTA’s extremely rigorous competition the artist’s work will be seen on all 52 screens available in the station.
Prives’ artwork has also been exhibited in Chicago, Miami, California, Italy, Greece, China and Japan. She has been awarded residencies in Venice and Luca, Italy, Berkeley, California, Vermont, New York City and Greece.