Meet the Artist
Briseida Ochoa “Brioch”
Briseida Ochoa (Brioch) is a visual artist, born in the region of El Paso, Texas, bordering Cd. Juárez, Chih., México. Brioch uses photography and printmaking as a means to new perspectives and realities with the help of cyanotype and anthotype techniques. Her work focuses on the idea of transcendence and the existence of visual poetic narrative through the human figure, landscapes, scenography, installations, performances and symbolism. Her works focus on the interaction of reality with memories, fused with imagination. Through the techniques of cyanotype and anthotype, she pulls from the natural resources of the region, using beets and spinach extracts to create abstract prints. Oftentimes immensely inspired by her community’s social issues and surroundings, Brioch seeks a creative way to portray them and contribute to a possible solution while creating public awareness. She is currently working on a project called Dobleces\\Pliegues (Folds \\ Crease), an experimental short film that focuses on the figure of women within the contour of the techniques, spaces, process, time and body language in the border area.
Briseida Ochoa’s “Brioch” (b. 1989, El Paso, TX) work includes photography, painting, mixed media and printmaking. By applying abstraction, she creates intense personal moments created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring in the viewer. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Her work demonstrates how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of cultural interaction. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between self and the other. She currently lives and works in Bentonville, AR.