The drawing and banner were made in response to the leaked Supreme Court document concerning Roe v. Wade in May of this year. The image represents women being controlled by man, religion and the guise of liberty.. but also our ability to grow in spite of these constant obstacles. Motivated by studies in studio art and sociology, my artistic work studies people and emotions and often focuses specifically on growth through and after trauma.
I create large-scale, intricate and ethereal worlds that reflect the emotions and feelings we experience through times of change, struggle, and revival. The Autonomy banner was hung as part of my solo exhibition in May of this year titled “The In Between” at Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
“Brittany Noriega is a visual artist and arts community organizer living and working in Kansas City. Treading the balance between reality and fiction, she creates large-scale drawings based in real world experience that extend into the surreal and create narrative tales of fiction. With a background in studio art, sociology, and psychology, she weaves these subjects into her artwork, exploring humanity and why we do the things that we do.
Brittany has worked on her personal art development and community-based projects since moving back to Kansas City in 2015. She is a 2021 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient, a 2022 Charlotte Street Rocket Grant recipient and has won multiple other art-centered awards.
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