Érica Mukai Faria, known by many as “Quinha”, is an interdisciplinary artist from Campinas, Brazil. Quinha is the founder of the Philadelphia Packaging Company, a nine person collaborative that focuses on local production and off-line connectivity among working people.
Quinha's work explores the concepts of value, waste, and mortality by employing the metaphor of the human body as fragile, resilient packaging for transportation through the world. She is currently based in Philadelphia, PA where she works as an emergency room nurse and a garment maker.
Interested in physical embodiment and the passage of time, her work asks "How do we reduce the fear associated with death/the dead?", or more simply, "how do we better enjoy this life?"
Casa Na Ilha Residency Program
Student, Abstract Painting (2019)
The New York Art Students League
Velocity Fund Awardee (2019-present)
Temple Contemporary, Andy Warhol Foundation
Founder/Creative Director (2018-present)
The Philadelphia Packaging Company
Tailor Apprentice (2018 - present)
Baldwin's Fashion Institute
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Emergency Department, 2017-present
40th St. Art Residency Program, 2015-2016
University of Pennsylvania, 2014
B.S. Human Physiology
University of Oregon, 2011