Priscilla Aleman is a Miami native. Her training in archaeology influences her practice for creating sculpture installations, enabling her to retrace ideas around the afterlife, Pre-Columbian cosmology, and the interplay of cultures from the global south.

Cielo Azul

mixed media, 2021, 10”x7”x1”

Jaguars Phantoms and Stars

mixed media,2021, 10”x7”x1”

"These series of paintings are a collection of vintage national geographic magazines I have excavated into and encased in resin. The painting series are meditations into color, materials, and exchanges between worlds, like dreamscapes. The painting mediations are framed by a blue tarp background, symbolic of the ocean as well as a color ground. The materials I use (tropical flora, bodies in a field, architectural ruins, exotic birds, color, National Geographic magazines, belongings my mother ships to me from South Florida) engage with historic and imagined depictions of diasporic civilizations."

"I examine archaeological materials and ecological transformations in the Americas including the Caribbean. By having an understanding of the landscape’s past traditions and its environmental history,  I bring to life my own parallel and intersecting universes.  I am interested in materials that have resonance with people, in both the personal and historical senses. By creating new instantiations of the human figure, I investigate ancestral relationships to each body and social ecosystem. These series of paintings are a collection of vintage national geographic magazines I have excavated into and encased in resin. The painting series are meditations into color, materials, and exchanges between worlds, like dreamscapes. The painting mediations are framed by a blue tarp background, symbolic of the ocean as well as a color ground. The materials I use (tropical flora, bodies in a field, architectural ruins, exotic birds, color, National Geographic magazines, belongings my mother ships to me from South Florida) engage with historic and imagined depictions of diasporic civilizations."