Young, fair skinned, brunette woman standing on a city street. Close up of iridescent crystal planes and cracks.

Maria Constanza Ferreira

Maria Constanza Ferreira is a Venezuelan interdisciplinary artist working within video, experimental animation, photography, and installation. Her work has showcased internationally at places such as Times Square’s Midnight Moment, MoMA PS1, The Exploratorium Museum, Slamdance Film Festival, IndieLisboa Film Festival, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, the SFO Museum, and the Museum of Sensory and Movement Experiences in SB. During Ferreira’s Artist Residency at a Chemistry Laboratory within NYU, her work was funded by the National Science Foundation. Her films have been nominated as Vimeo’s Best of the Year films in the Experimental Category and in 2020 and she won the GLAS Animation Festival Grant which is the only grant for independent animators in the US. Ferreira earned her BFA in 2017 from the Rhode Island School of Design as a double major in Film/Animation/Video and Graphic Design. Maria Constanza Ferreira is currently an Artist-in-Residence at SBCAST.

Utilizing unique scientific visualization techniques, Ferreira’s work exposes spaces imperceptible to the human eye. Through her experiments with color, form, motion, sound, and light, Ferreira aims to construct new ways to see and interpret the world by deliberately blurring the line between the physical and the abstract. The artist’s fascination with patterns naturally led her to the field of remote sensing and crystallography and through her work, she’s studied microscopic and macroscopic landscapes. Her practice examines concepts of auto-creation and self-generative structures as well as the body’s relationship to nature and technology.