Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist. She is a performance artist, sculptor, filmmaker, mother of four, and unicorn. She is Black Latinx; proud to be a first-generation Panamanian born in the United States. She is a chamána (shaman) and comes from a long line of healers. Her work reconceives the life of an artist as thriving, nourishing herself and others during and through her creative practice. Nicoletta is adjunct faculty at Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Towson University. She is the founder of Vida Mágica Love; a wellness practice and creative platform dedicated to spiritual wholeness through manifesting moments of joyous connection.
Nicoletta puts energy into developing works that communicate to others about the beauty of existence. Her work is about light, connection, community, healing, and self-love. She fabricates sculptural installations that are meant to communicate introspection. Her vessel is both her canvas and the instrument she creates with. During her performances, she sculpts space with her body. She is motivated by the idea of the collective oneness; that all is interconnected. Art is not something that she does. Art is how she lives. Who she is. Works of art are handled with care. She loves herself gently, with kindness, and encourages others to do the same through her works of art.