Nora Aresti

Photography, sculpture, ceramics, woods, textiles, drawing and painting.




Nora Evita Aresti is a New Jersey native currently residing in Peekskill, New York. She discovered her love of photography while studying at William Paterson University where she received her BFA. She began to explore the woods surrounding her school and take pictures of herself in front of mirrors she found left behind. Aresti uses the theme of nature in her work alluding to transformation, adaptation, and the art of evolving. She is a conceptual artist and works with ceramics, paints, and draws. After a 2016 accident, she found herself struggling with chronic pain. Problems with her back and hands left her unable to complete everyday tasks and this jeopardized her artistry, but her profound love for the outdoors brought her comfort and renewed vision.