With the heart of folk art and the soul of spirituality, Carmen Porfido's vibrant, ethnic
images speak to the elements common to us all. Representations of people and places, excitement
and serenity, executed with a lively "palette" of kaleidescopic color reflect the artist's Puerto
Rican heritage and New York influences.
Living and working in New York City since the early 60's, Porfido has explored numerous
avenues of artistic expression, including "papier mache", ceramic sculpture, stone and wood
carving, trapunto and extended French knot embroidery. Her current "paintings" produced in
needlepoint are the culmination of her craft background and keen observational prowess.
Carmen has studied at the New School for Social Research, Brooklyn College, and the Educational
Alliance, as well as with private teachers, and has exhibited her stereoscopic work in group
and one-person shows throughout the East Coast.