Bronx artist channels Hispanic and American family heritage through art

News 12 spotlights a Bronx artist who uses his talent to channel his family history.

Reflecting personal family experiences, showcasing Bronx culture, and paying homage to their ancestors are just a few of the things that fuel artist Katherine Miranda’s work.

Katherine’s work draws from their Mexican, Puerto Rican and American heritage and acts as a reflection of their experiences. They use upcycled objects to create art that reveals the powerful message of the community.

The Bronx artist says the height of their creativity culminated in what they say couldn’t have been a tougher time – the pandemic.

“Once the pandemic hit, it really became like me in a sort of incubation cube,” they say.

Katherine adds that they’ve also found a passion in using the very famous cafe bustle as a canvas to print images that give you insight into their personal lives, but can also resonate with anyone who associates the brand with home, family and culture.

Their biggest inspiration to date? Katherine’s grandfather, whom they say they are named after but never got to meet and uses art as a way to incorporate memories.

One of their goals is to actively involve the community in connecting with their ancestors and heritage through art.

Katherine says they look forward to integrating and creating more art that not only reflects their family history, but also that of the community.

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