Eva Lia Pedriglieri is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator. Her work investigates and represents cultural tradition and heritage through personal and community identity--specifically the implications of a multi-cultural/ethnic/racial/lingual identity. She connects personal memory, family, and cultural tradition with new media and experimental approaches through performance, video, social practice and site-specific installation--engaging actively with her audiences through interactive experiences and community involvement. Her work advocates for socialization and bonding practices, like eating a delicious meal or dancing with a loved one, as an art practice.
Eva holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design and a BA in Culture & Media Studies from Eugene Lang the New School for Liberal Arts. She has exhibited artwork and screened her short films in galleries and festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Miami, and Dominican Republic. She has also founded, directed and assisted in several international art festivals. Along with her work as an independent artist, Eva has worked as a teaching artist and served as a US Fulbright cultural ambassador and English teacher in Southern Italy. She is currently based in Brooklyn and works as the Communications Manager and Education Program Coordinator for City Lore, a nonprofit center for urban folklore, culture, poetry and arts education in New York City's Lower East Side.
Eva Lia Pedriglieri