Jahaira Ríos Campos y Galvez was born in the village of Rancheria in Chinandega, Nicaragua. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 with her parents fleeing effects of civil war. Her practice is currently focused on photography, fiber arts, and performance; creating work that often intertwines the three. She is a past ProjectArt resident, has lead photography workshops at the Biscayne Nature Center, and is a recent contributor to online publication UNAFRAID run by local artist Belaxis Buil. Jahaira creates works from a love of investigation, experimentation and self-reflection. She looks to inspire a sense of inquiry in others. Through her artwork she delves into themes pulled from childhood experiences, motherhood, and reflections on her mixed indigenous heritage. Her work stems from her desire to touch on delicate subjects in a way that provokes conversations and reflection. She believes art is medicine.
Jahaira received her B.F.A. from New World School of the Arts/ University of Florida and her M.F.A. in Creative Photography from Barry University.
She currently lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, four children and retired greyhounds Mr. Darcy and Winston
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