Headshot of Carla Torres



New York

Restaurant Installation: June 1st

Originally from Ecuador, Carla Torres is a visual artist who works across several media including drawing, painting, illustration, animation, and murals. Since relocating to New York City in 2006, her work has been exhibited in several galleries locally and internationally, including the Queens Museum and the Noguchi Museum. Her work has also been awarded by the most prestigious illustration awards in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Carla has been commissioned by various city organizations, and was awarded the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement grant in 2019, 2020, and 2021. In addition, she was a featured muralist with the HBO Max/LatinX Diaspora Campaign in 2020. Most recently, she was invited to be an artist in residency for Google New York City.

Watch the Artist Bring the Color to

New York

"By the Route of the Sun"

"Por la Ruta del Sol"

Inspired by the richness of her home country and expressed with a cheerful and colorful visual language, this work draws creativity from the folk and textile ancestral imagery to create motifs that represent the products Ecuador is most known for. The motifs also pay homage to the good-spirited people of Ecuador and Latin America. In addition, the work acknowledges the artist’s home in New York City and depicts symbols that represent the Bronx, where the mural will live.

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