Aurora De Armendi is an interdisciplinary artist. She works primarily in printmaking, video and artist books. Through research and experimentation, her projects explore how we inhabit or imagine both identity and place in our constant redefinition of home. Histories of the periphery are documented using photography, presented as physical ink printed on paper via photogravure. The torn edges and color-saturated pages in her books invite viewers to engage with the haptic qualities they signify, as materials conflate with metaphor. Her use of printmaking as a process derivative practice, offers entry to what is seen and what is yet to manifest.
Aurora De Armendi studied at The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA) and The University of Iowa (MFA). She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at JCAL (Queens), MDCC Museum at the Freedom Tower (Miami), the International Print Center (New York) and in venues abroad. In 2016, she completed artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado) and Jamaica Flux (Queens), and was a finalist for the Cintas Foundation Fellowship. Aurora teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Cooper Union Outreach Program.