Larissa De Jesús Negrón
Larissa De Jesús Negrón is a multidisciplinary artist who yearns for introspection and finds self-evaluation through her intimate and often otherworldly spaces and portraits. Her stylistically varied and neo-surreal imagery is linked to the artist’s curiosity about the subconscious and psychoanalysis. Through her work, Larissa has a profound interest in healing and addressing her childhood and adult trauma. These mundane moments of despair, fear, and excitement are brought to the eyes of the viewer as a cathartic way to connect. Existential themes such as the expectations of women in society, the vitality of nature, using humor as a coping mechanism, and the power of storytelling as a tool for healing are all present in her work.
Larissa was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Throughout twenty years, she lived in several municipalities such as Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto and Caguas. Her commitment to art-making began as early as nine years old when she excelled in the drawing classes her mother signed her up for. Larissa went on to study middle school and high school at Central High, the most well-regarded specialized art school in Puerto Rico. Graduating with the highest honor the school has to offer, Larissa continued her education at The School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan where she began majoring in Drawing and Painting. After two years, she transferred to Hunter College in NYC where she got her BFA degree with high honors in 2017.