Panos de Prato
Flour sack, beet juice, bleach and thread, 42" x 34"
Acrylic on linen covered wood panel, 36" x 72"
Recycled textiles, thread, 8' x 10'
Granny Square Clay Crochet
Paper clay, acrylic, and gesso, 86" x 90"
Coffee pigments, acrylic, gesso, paper collage on wood boards, 42" x 53"
Coffee Stains I
Coffee pigments, acrylic, and gesso, 40" x 60"
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Carol Santos is a Brazilian-born, Atlanta-based multidisciplinary artist. She often curates an inclusive space where her children and friends are invited to participate in her work, transforming the narrative into a connected community. Carol's work is part of private collections in the US, Brazil, and Europe. She has exhibited nationally and virtually, her work has been published in Southeastern art and cultural publications and featured during the 2018 MA! Architectural Tour of Atlanta.
Santos holds a MFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she was awarded scholarships for both Achievement Graduate Studies and Academic Honors. She is a volunteer at the Collections Department of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and teaches art classes at the Abernathy Art Center, in Sandy Springs. Currently she is working on two solo shows for next year, in Georgia and abroad. Carol lives in Sandy Springs with her husband and three children. Her love of traveling, reading, cooking, and hosting friends is a foundational aspect of her work.
My work is informed by my family’s and my own experiences. My artistic vocabulary includes acrylics, oils, and natural pigments on canvas, sculptures, textiles, and conceptual and performance art. My work is a conversation of past, present and future, inviting viewers to reflect on their experiences in a multicultural contemporary society. Oral and visual history preservation come through my exploration of giving new life to recycled materials and collaborative memories.