Rafaela (Ella) Santos

I am a self-taught visual artist based in the Bronx, New York. I am a Black Puerto Rican and my work centers on explorations of my identity as a Black Latina in an urban environment.

My journey as an artist began approximately 10 years ago when I began painting after a bout of vertigo; needless to say, my world changed and how I viewed it. Color became vibrant and shapes and outlines clearer and my interactions with the world deepened.