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About Carolina Ponte

Pattern and repetition are at the core of Carolina Ponte’s practice. Though trained as a printmaker, Ponte works primarily in crochet and wet-media drawing, the latter of which falls into two groups, distinguished by composition: one group is characterized by intricate, symmetrical forms based on tapestries or decorative designs; the second group features amorphous forms built up iteratively. Her drawings contain multiple patterns, and typically feature bright colors. Ponte’s crochet pieces amount to wall-mounted sculptures or installations, often featuring hanging tubes or nodules of varying stripes and stitches, and sometimes building upon the compositions of her drawings.

Brazilian, b. 1981, Salvador, Brazil, based in Petrópolis, Brazil

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Carolina Ponte: Só o excesso, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro
2013
Carolina Ponte | Filigranas, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Lines in Space – three approaches to the drawing, ECCO - Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo, Brasília