Painter Patricia Cazorla and sculptor Nancy Saleme are a Venezuelan-American aunt and niece collaborative team who began working together in 2010. Their work focuses on social justice issues. They have both earned a bachelor of Fine Arts and are living in New York since 1996. Cazorla & Saleme have been awarded exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and grants inside and outside of the U.S. They have accomplished 13 public art commissions in a variety of materials. Cazorla & Saleme have been granted with the NFA Project Grant by NALAC, the Puffin Foundation Visual Arts Award, the UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, NYC Parks and the Fund for Public Health NYC/El Museo del Barrio. Recently they were commissioned a 400-foot-long road mural by the Garment District and DOT in New York City, also the Connecting Communities Art in Public Spaces Residency by John Michael Kohler Art Center. They are currently artists in residence at Chashama, NYC and Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Their work has been reviewed passionately on TimeOut NYC, also on Artdaily.org, Fox 5, Univision News, Remezcla, EFE Spanish international news agency, El Diario-La Prensa, Univision 41, New York Daily News, Riverdale Press, CUNY TV, News 12 The Bronx, and Artnet.
The Connecting Communities Art in Public Spaces program generates a creative exchange between artists and the Sheboygan community. It develops interaction through the creation of new works of public art and connects people with their own creativity, while enabling a diverse public to build a cultural identity that facilitates positive change.
Flying High for Equality was founded by Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. This Grant was given to parks that are underserved by cultural programming in an effort to transform these locations into art destinations, through a series of rotating exhibitions.
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