Simona Prives is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Prives creates both digital and physical collages, which are reconstructed from the fragments of maps, geographical features, and industrial images. Through these qualities, her artwork examines the interactions between humans and their natural environments. The juxtaposition of growth and decay in her work creates new worlds that are strangely familiar, yet completely ethereal. For Prives, her work is the true definition of mixed media; it incorporates multiple forms of printmaking to which she adds ink, pencil drawings, watercolors, and photo-transfers. She applies all of these mediums layer upon layer on archival pigment print paper (Hahnemühle German etching paper which is 100 % archival, non-bleached rag paper) which are further drawn and collaged. All of her work has industrial elements and while she prompts the viewer with certain imagery, she deliberately leaves the narrative open-ended. For her, these are surreal landscapes that invite the viewer to conjure their own reality. When she is not making art, Prives also teaches art and design classes at the Parsons School of Design, NYU, and CUNY.