Born in New York in 1987, Natasha Carlos grew up in Northern New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in Public Communication from American University in Washington, DC and an M.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Natasha is a Teaching Artist living and working in the Bay Area.

Artist Statement: 
I am driven by a ritualistic compulsion to repeatedly visit the same sites. This need unlocks an obsessive curiosity of what still remains unexplored or seemingly unreachable. The tension between the known and unknown creates an innate safe space for me to uncover the layers of my identity, untouched by the constructs of society. My imagery encompasses multiple experiences in a single moment through photography that is layered and sculptural. My work is an archive of my continued collaboration with each site, presented through the veil of my personal experience. The perspective and interactions with my imagery are forced through their multidimensional presentation, demanding to be viewed on their own terms.