Lígia Francisco is a Brazilian photographic artist based in Austin. Her background in Linguistics and Literature informs her images, and her investigations into the relationship between photographic language and poetry, identity and diversity. Ligia’s artwork in Digital Photography includes still life, abstract and street photography. She has exhibited her work in the US and internationally.
I have always been an observer and immigrating has slowed my eyes movement and made me look more attentive to the images that pass through us every day. When I first moved from Brazil, my home country, I took my parents camera simply aiming to share my experience abroad, but I ended up registering ordinary details that made part of my life and that were shaping how I view the world and myself. Since then, I had the privilege (and the pain) of living in many countries and I have been using the camera to interpret daily life in a poetic way, as a language. Living between new languages and cultures has shown me photography as a powerful way to express and build who I am. By seeking out ordinary moments or objects, small details, and patterns that can compose metaphoric images, I intend to draw attention to the unexpected beauty of mundane themes.
2019. Group exhibition. Rebel Fitz Gallery, Austin, TX, United States.
2018. Group exhibition. Friends of Friends Gallery. Austin, TX, United States.
2016. Two-person exhibition. LGBT ART Series. Association Cameleon Culture. Paris, France.
2015. Juried group exhibition.Bring to light. San Francisco Art Institute, United States.
2015. Group exhibition. Learning to see. San Francisco Art Institute, United States.
2013. Solo exhibition. Interpretações. Campinas State University, Brazil.