Karla Sosa was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in 1984. In 2010, after receiving her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, she decided to move to North Carolina where in 2014 she changed gears and started working as a self taught professional artist. Sosa is currently living and working in Merida, Yucatan where she keeps pursuing her art career. Her preferred medium is cut paper, often employing the feminine figure as a way to connect with her work, she also uses geometry, plant life and components of the human body for the creation of symbols, textures, and patterns to tell and enrich stories inspired by events in her life. Due to family, health challenges and the slow process of healing, Karla has a strong attraction to topics related to the body-mind connection.
I make use of evocations to create stories, in those stories I contemplate the personal meaning of subjects that have my eternal interest, i.e.spirituality, the mysterious relationship between emotion and health, energy, and the duality of beings. These works of art are a way to process, integrate and communicate the hidden meaning of life, however, the part I enjoy the most is listening to what the viewer sees in the piece because it is usually a projection of themselves. My preference of paper as a medium is due to my fascination of how this common item, that many times ends up as garbage, can transform into something unique, worthy and beautiful through the arduous process of evolution. Paper in my practice is not only a material, it is also a symbol.
Mujeres en Tierra Maya, group show, La Noche Blanca, Mérida, Yucatán, December
Xochitl, group show, Southern Tiger Collective, Charlotte, NC, April
Group show, C3lab, Charlotte, NC, October
Solo show, Haylo Healing Arts Lounge, Charlotte, NC, February
Facets, group exhibition, Gallery twenty-two, Charlotte, NC, December
Intersection: The Artists of C3lab, Charlotte, NC, November
Spring Into Art juried exhibition, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC
Group exhibition, Wooden Robot, Charlotte, NC
American Craft Magazine, artist feature, October/November 2017, USA
Creative Loafing, interview, February 2017, Charlotte, NC
Tangents Magazine, artist feature, September 2015, Charlotte, NC