Vanitas: Safe Keeping
May 9 @ 12:00 pm - June 6 @ 5:00 pmFree
Barbara Mileto MFA Show.
Argentinian, New Orleans-based artist Barbara Johanna Mileto, integrates two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums, ranging from photography and printmaking to assemblage and textiles, video, and digital. She explores the formation of cultural and personal identity addressing the importance of heritage, ancestors, and religion in South American culture, while she develops her own deities and spiritual space, creating her own iconography. Her work is strongly autobiographical, using her family members, and frequently her lived experience as a subject. Mileto is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2020 Art Award for her Cyanotype work from the Homer L. Hitt Society and numerous Graduate Assistantship Awards from University of New Orleans. In 2010 Mileto founded Estampería de Autor in Argentina, a graphic design and printmaking company that helped entrepreneurs and small companies in the design world to scale their business, working as a CEO at this enterprise for ten years. Over the past thirteen years, she has also taught in academia in both, Argentina and the United States. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in Textile and Fashion Design from Universidad de Morón; in 2017 she moved to Louisiana and is currently completing her MFA at the University of New Orleans.