Yusimy Lara is a Cuban-born artist working and living in Miami, Florida. After completing an Associate in Arts at MDC, she received a BFA degree from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Lara’s work has been exhibited in different venues in the Miami area, including the Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts, Wynwood Art District, and Kampong Botanical Garden. Her sculptures won an Honorable Mention at the “Quest for Peace” student show in 2015 and were featured in the 2016 Edition of the Arts & Literature Magazine, MIAMBIANCE. She was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Art Student Academic Achievement Award, from Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, and the 2019 class Valedictorian at NWSA. Her current artistic practice explores the visual effects of natural phenomena and its relation to humanity and all living things. Yusimy Lara’s work is a visual exploration of ideas about connectivity and interdependence between the man-made and nature. Her sculptural assemblages of organic and inorganic materials reference synergistic interactions between living things and their environment. Lara is also interested in addressing time-based natural processes such as erosion, decomposition, and sedimentation. Her amorphous creations symbolize organism-habitat bonds and invite the viewer to reflect on abstract subjects such as matter transformation and provenance.