Multimedia - printmaking, acrylics, photography, digital medium, bricolage and installations
Chee Bravo is a multimedia artist and printmaker. Her focus is to create interactive installations where she draws the audience into her personal experiences.
She also creates portraits of people in manipulated environments, a combination of photography and computer manipulation which are then recreated on canvas or paper through mixed media, painting or silk-screening. Her journey began with capturing the essence of the New York subway’s unique subterranean environment through silk-screening. With each new piece, she’s recapturing the hyper-sensory experience of her first ever visit to the New York subway. Using a multitude of layered photographs of the performers and their surroundings, an illusion of intimate familiarity and cohesion is created from splicing random performers together. Her medium has expanded to painting and mixed media, and the subject matter has also expanded to other subway performers and performers she finds abroad.
Her multimedia installations stems from her art of Deity bricolage, the worship of many Gods. Her interpretation on society’s fixation on wants. Her cumulative approach to her work reflects her traditional beginnings as a printmaker, extensive professional graphic design career, and childhood growing up in the culturally diverse Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies before immigrating to the U.S..
Chee Bravo received her BFA in printmaking at the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and have received multiple awards throughout her career. Her work is in the Trenton City Museum permanent collection, NJ, the FIU Frost Museum permanent collection, FL, the Brooklyn Art Library, NY, Frontline Arts/PCNJ of NJ and private collections. She lives and works in Trenton, New Jersey.