Reva Santo is a filmmaker, storyteller and multi-media artist. She graduated in Film Studies from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for her script Ash(é), and the Henry Evans Travel Fellowship to conduct arts-based research in the Caribbean, during which she made the short film “Consejos de la Isla” or “Advice for the Island”, which was shown in a solo show at Studio 1.0.6. Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2017, she was selected to direct a visual poem “Wishes for Mom” for the Visible Poetry Project. The piece went on to be featured on “movingpoems.com”, shown at City Reliquary in New York, and in 2018 it was an official selection for Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s Juried Exhibition.
Reva’s work pinpoints the emotional pulse of issues faced by marginalized communities and creates space for radical healing and for reimagining. Her creative practice is predicated on an understanding that she is a continuation of her ancestors greatest struggles, desires, and dreams.