I´m a Brazilian, Latina, lgbtqia feminist artist and I strongly identify with anarchist premises. I´m currently a PHD candidate in social anthropology and I research philanthropy and women funds as well as lesbian intersectional feminist activists and artivists. I hold a Masters in Social Anthropology and Bachelors in Social Communication – Publicity and Advertisement. I´m an independent, self-taught painter and poet. I started painting in 2012. I work with mixed media, watercolor, guache, acrylics, oil and pastel. My paintings focus mostly on female features and representations of feminism, as well as rereadings from other female artists I was born in Porto Alegre and resided in Long Beach. I also lived in Irvine, Quilcene and Catalina Island, USA and Dortmund, Germany. I´ve done exhibitions in Orange County and Los Angeles County, USA. My inspirations are women artists – especially surrealists – such as Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Rosa Rosaldo, as well as Camille Claudel and contemporary rappers and hip hop artists such as Receca Lane, Anta Tijoux, Audry Funk, among others. Feminist collectives in Mexico and Brazil such as Fala Guerreira, Comuna Deusa, Las Hijas de la Violencia inspire my work and exchange in the feminist artivism arena. I focus on dealing with trauma through art. My main goal is to inspire women to liberate and create, come together, be free and build a better world honoring ancestral tradition and female power. Both the art and the research I develop focus on social justice, fighting gender violence to inspire young girls and women who have been abused. Recently Brazil ranked as the worst country in Latin America to be a girl. I believe we need inspiring women to change this sad scenario. I started painting in the end of 2012 and did my first exhibition at the University of California Irvine, where I was a visiting scholar, on April 2015. After that, I started showcasing in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa, Orange County and Long Beach and Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. I granted an interview to Pic n Purple show, Anaheim, CA. (Click Here)
I exhibited my work and attended the second international feminist art festival in Mexico City on May 2016 where I met feminist artivists and lesbian feminists from several Latin American countries. I exchange with Mexican feminist scholars and took a course through the independent feminist Mexican organization Ímpetu A.C. on gender and feminism. On July 2016, I was part of the International Art Salon at the Menduiña Schneider Gallery in San Pedro, California, prior to my return to Brazil to continue my studies and take part in activist work.
Patricia Kunrath, Despedida. Releitura., 2012 (watercolour and gouache on paper)