Nancy Paredes is an artist working in printmaking and photography. Born and raised in Queens, NY to Honduran parents, her work reconstructs the memories of her mother’s village into images that universally represent nostalgia and home. She transitions her photographs of familiar objects into printmaking using processes such as photogravure and photolithography. She manipulates her images by sanding, etching away and drawing in erased values. By using photography as a portal and printmaking as a passageway, her images result in a realistic yet imaginary world, revealing the trace of a human hand. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2015. Currently, she is an Equipment Assistant at the International Center of Photography and a Printmaking Technician at The Cooper Union School of Art.