This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
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 technology 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 culture and arts center in New York City's Lower East Side.
Eva Lia Pedriglieri