Carla Edwards’s current project examines how dominant culture, and artifacts shape our sense of identity and self. Through appropriation, the artist makes material interventions that alter or deconstruct an original subject to be manipulated and reconfigured in a way that has changed its meaning. Edwards is a Brooklyn-based artist. She received an MFA from RISD and a BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She is an alumna of Skowhegan and was a studio fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Edwards has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at the Studio Museum in Harlem; Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Volta5, Basel, Switzerland; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. She is the recipient of the Socrates Emerging Artist Fellowship and current studio resident at Smack Mellon.