About the Artist

Amy Bravo (b. 1997, New Jersey) is a Cuban/Italian American painter currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at Pratt Institute in 2019, and currently is working toward an Master’s of Fine Arts degree at Hunter College. Bravo’s mixed media paintings, drawings and sculptures seek to reconcile the family—be it a found, queer family, or blood relatives. Challenged with ancestral conflict, the complications of US/Cuba relations and her physical and cultural distance from the island she hails from, Bravo’s large scale paintings seek to build an impossible utopia in the vague outline of Cuba. This utopian desire hinges on the question of what it means to love someone you do not always agree with. What does it mean to love unconditionally? What toll does it take, and who picks up the pieces?