Drawing Closer: Karla Caprali

Karla Caprali

Karla Caprali was born in a northern city in Brazil called Belém, the capital of the state of Para and “the edge of the Amazon”. She studied art at the University of Sao Paolo and immigrated to the United States in 2001, working on academic projects with universities, art institutions, and art spaces. Beginning with oil paintings, she eventually created projects with large paper-cut installation, textile art and mixed media. She has exhibited work in Brazil, United States, Norway, Sweden, and France and awarded residency and project grants.

“As a kid… I was a discoverer, an anthropologist, an astronaut, a builder an a magician. At that time I could never imagine that all of my aspirations could be inserted in one role: Artist.”




Alvik, 2020
Applique and embroidery on fabric
36 x 45 inches


About Drawing Closer: Collecting at a Distance

In April Girls’ Club introduced a new initiative to sustain creative lives and introduce works by local artists to the public.

While the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 has shuttered museums, arts organizations, galleries and derailed artists’ income opportunities around the globe, like many, Girls’ Club has decided to take action.

Artists create. We collect.

Girls’ Club is reaching out to our network of artists and seeking submissions of recent artwork for consideration. Works should be made this year, in 2020, and have a retail price of $500-$1000.

For the next 3 months, one work per week will be purchased by Girls’ Club founders, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Each week, Girls’ Club will highlight the selected artist on social media. Through video interviews, scenes from studio life, sharing the details of other available works, Girls’ Club will promote the careers of artists weathering this unprecedented moment.

More information and submission link at girlsclubcollection.org/drawing-closer-call/2020