Samantha Lyn Aasen
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Samantha Lyn Aasen is an artist reacquainting herself to the Midwest. Born in Indianapolis, she spent several years in the Southwest before returning to her home to Indiana. Her work in heavily influenced on her experience in growing up a young girl in suburbia. She questions the transition between girlhood and womanhood. Often Aasen’s work is manifested in photographs, but has also included performances, installations, videos, and objects. Her inspiration comes from reality television, fashion dolls, blogs, and pop culture.
Samantha Lyn Aasen received her BFA in Photography from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and her MFA with an emphasis in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited across the United States in Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, and recently internationally in London.
Amber Renee Amick
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Inspired by my childlike interests as well as experiences which happen in my life, I paint my imagination on the world around me.
When working with clients, I prefer to create their world in high quality — I don’t suggest anyone go with my brand when working on their own project, we will instead develop their brand and identity to better differentiate themselves in the vast marketplace of today.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I’ve always enjoyed drawing, painting, & making things. I am particularly fond of outdoor/public art projects. Always looking forward to my next project, big or small, and finding clever design solutions.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration
When subject matter is no longer important, the artist can henceforth express what is essential to him. Completely free from conforming to external standards, he uses his senses and sensitivity and his preferred medium in a singular portrayal of self- identification.
Free – flowing energies from within demand expressive form – they in turn feed my senses. Thus my subjects do not consist of structured content. I relate to the suggestion of restlessness, subtle, yet ongoing motion without regard for time. I’m struck by elusive textures, atmospheric qualities, dynamic shapes, soft contours or whatever elicits a response from the “eye” of my mind. All of these keep goading me to create the unexpected – regardless of technique. Clearly, the emergence of the unseen springsforth only from within.
To validate artistically my departure from objective imagery, I have to interweave the pattern of shapes, edges and planes with the color “echoes” of lights and darks, accentuating underlying rhythms and vibrations. The improvisational process produces a subject that is inferred rather than a visually portrayed content.
Abstraction is a mystery . . . breaking away from the traditional, it at times resembles some of the bad dreams one has no desire to speak of or the nonsensical play of lights and forms. But to be a successful effort, it has to direct the aimless eye.
For the most part I am self-taught in my quest for visual expression and communication, but this to me is no rattling negative. I rely heavily on unmuffled curiosity, evading aesthetic rules and formulae yet inventive of the unfamiliar. The answers are with me right now but I don’t know the questions!
Many times I had to balance my interest and time between what is a “job” and what I felt was my “artistic passion.” Continually I became more sensitively aware of my own intense need to create and express… to fill a deep void amidst other daily strains.
Time came when for me, free artistic expression fused with spiritual fulfillment. It allowed me to come to grips with everything – for in no other way can I paint unless I’m spiritually and emotionally involved.
Probably because of both, I have consciously erased the picturesque but enhanced my perception of my painting’s “heartbeat.” Thanks to my Unseen Mentor, when I paint . . . I cannot be afraid.
With scientific zeal, the artist must unrelentingly fathom the unknown, reveal the unseen, in the search for truth . . . All for His glory!
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Current senior Painting BFA at Ball State University.
Visual Arts: Photography, Works on paper
Photography is a natural extension of my relationship with nature. I believe that to truly experience it, you must first become a part of it— a respectful guest—listening, watching, and learning. Only then can you earn the trust necessary to be present for a revealing moment of enlightenment. My photos seek to define that moment.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Mural and commission based draftsman and painter, with a B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design.
Pamela F. Bliss
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I paint large interior and exterior murals. My subject matter is figurative, landscape, architecture, representational, portrait and many other subjects. I use oil, acrylic or house paint. I use boom lifts and scaffolding to reach heights. I also paint smaller canvas paintings. I have painted many historical, diverse, ethnic murals.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Comic Books
Using the power of stories as my inspiration I seek to tell them visually with expressive and stylized art. With book illustrations, comics, and story boards I bring my stories, and my clients ideas, to life. Through intricate detail, lighting, atmosphere, and the sublties of emotion I capture stories to share.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Photography, Works on paper
As an artist I’ve pretty much been in the closet until now. My work has always been visual and I have used a wide spectrum of mediums including oil and acrylic painting, watercolors, and pretty much anything that will soak into a brush. in addition, I’ve used everything from hemp ash, and charcoal to grasses and berries to draw with. I can’t forget the trusty number 2 pencil. I have also used different computer software to create wall hangings as well as animations and short films. To close this tiny bio I want to say that I have lived in Indianapolis my entire life and I’m excited to become a part of this artist community.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
The way we record and disseminate information in the twenty-first century, from Facebook to e-book, is grossly affected by the existence of the Internet. Similarly, the information that we decide to record – the historical remnants of the early decades of this century, both political and cultural – have been invariably molded by how technology has touched our culture’s lives. My paintings and artist books exist as the next form of historical document in observing and recording digital pop culture.
Allison Brown is a painter and designer living and working in central Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1986, Allison spent her formative years in the Indianapolis suburbs reading and drawing in the front covers of said books, save for requisite yearly summer holidays spent at the foothills of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona. It wasn’t until her teenage years that she encountered her muse, the Internet, in the form of an AOL subscription. Prior to that moment, her exposure to computers were chiefly comprised ofEncarta 95, extremely floppy discs, and never getting a turn to play Oregon Trail at recess.
Allison received her BFA in Painting with Art History minor from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana (2012) and her AA with Studio Arts emphasis from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri (2007). Awards received include the Paul Zimmerman Memorial Endowment for Scholarship in Painting and acceptance into the Herron School of Art and Design Juried Undergraduate Exhibition for 2010, with her work being shown across the Midwest. Her skills in painting and design have been applied to projects used by Cottey College; The Villages Foster Care, Adoption, and Family Services; the Town of Avon, Indiana; the Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville, Indiana; and Music for All, Inc.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Earthworks, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I create all of my work from an overwhelming desire to communicate that which transcends explanation. I wish to bring the raw forces of creation & beauty to the surface as a means to translate experiences & visions into sharable mediums. It is my belief that art has the ability to transform by resonating the fundamental energies deep within our beings. I believe art has the ability to unlock the potentials of our highest selves.
Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture
Teacher and artist Doug Calisch, has recently completed his twenty-ninth year of teaching at Wabash College. He received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and his B.F.A. in 1976 from the University of Illinois. He regularly teaches 3-D Design Foundations and all levels of sculpture, ceramics and photography. In recent summers Doug has traveled to the American Southwest with student photographers teaching nomadic courses in black/white photography. Other field experiences have taken him to the Ecuadorian Rain Forest where he has taught Photography and “Field Observation,” and to Mexico to teach Sculpture and Environmental Awareness. In 2004, Doug received the McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award
As a professional artist, Doug continues to create public commissions and both sculpture and photographs for exhibition. He exhibits his work throughout the country and has over 25 solo exhibitions since 1990. His work can be found in over 50 public and private collections. Noted public commissions include, an installation for Purdue University, a work for Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie Indiana, and an outdoor sculpture for the city of Osaka, Japan.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Works on paper
The artist, Stephen Chamblee, earned his PhD in Mathematics from IUPUI in 2012. His thesis, “The Dynamics of Twisted Tent Maps,” was a study of the math behind the fractal structures you see in many of the pictures found on my website. The contrast in colors at these fractal structures indicates that a small change can make a big difference.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
I am an Indianapolis native. My mother was the Art Director for the Saturday Evening Post and being a single working parent, I spent lots of evenings and weekends at her work drawing on the walls (special paint and markers, no vandalism!). I attended Decatur TWP schools until we moved to Brownsburg in 1977, I graduated from BHS in 1983 and joined the Navy. I was attached to the U.S.S. Merimack and went on several cruises, Baltops85 was a North Atlantic/Baltic Sea operation, Port-of-calls in Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, Denmark, W. Germany, and England, this was the best of my cruises. After the Navy I worked several entry level jobs and applied to every Art related job that opened, to no avail. Then I met and married my wife in 1991, we have an 18 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. In 1993 we moved to Southern Indiana because I got a job as a Computer Graphics Designer for a small software company, wonderful job until the company closed 9 months later. I have been working in a variety of fields since, most recently a service technician for a sign company. I had a major accident in January of 2010 that completely changed my life. After 5 months horizontal and helpless, I was allowed to begin walking again and I began looking for work. In the middle of July my paintbox began to whisper to me and for a while I resisted the urge to get it out, then my wife’s job was cut. Both of us unemployed with 2 kids, car and house payments, etc.etc. My Paints were screaming at me now and I began to paint. I am painting to live and living to paint.
Circle My City
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Radio/Television, Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Photography
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Lacy Clagg is a varied artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a practicing professional artist since 2003. She loves to work with all types of media. From canvas works to digital, she loves exploring where her imagination takes her. Her kids inspire her the most and keep her very busy. She primarily focuses on what helps her to vent emotions, good or bad, and if someone else out there can relate, then it gives her more joy than you can imagine. She’s a down to earth person and loves to meet new people. She is currently licensed by a few large companies to produce figurines, hobby supplies, bath product labels, and more. Find her resume and links to her licensed products at www.lacyclagg.com
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking
I was raised in the rural, countryside of Chickasaw Ohio. I received a double BFA from Ohio University in 2006 with degrees in Photography and Printmaking. Having a range of experiences between my undergraduate and current graduate study, working in commercial photography services and community programs, I have brought those experiences to Indianapolis and my thesis research.
As I finish my MFA at Herron School of Art and Design, I recognize the importance of public life through various community partnerships I have collaborated with and developed unique projects for.
My work stretches across a wide framework of disciplines. It is important to me to have traditional processes and technology available when producing work. Through photography, printmaking, handmade papers, woodworking and other techniques I translate my passion for the arts accordingly. Each idea speaks to different approaches. To obtain a cohesive language in the pieces I produce, I utilize texture, hue and structure to emanate my thoughts.
“Qualia: There is no body that is not cloud made” is the work I have been focused on for the past 16 months. Qualia is the acknowledgement of sensation. Albeit, that sensation could be visual, felt, heard, scented, eaten or internally recognized through the recall of a memory or developed thought. The tactile and intimate nature of a flat print as well as the space you can challenge through sculptural work is a key component to my research. The handmade flax papers and the use of found objects are an awareness of an autobiographical application of self. The thin papers are much like a skin whereas the found objects are moments of present experiences I encounter on a daily basis.
I am heavily influenced by poetics, habitual conversation and universal ideologies. When executing an idea I allow the materials I use to exist as personal metaphors as well as familiar ‘quotes’ of things easily understood. Through simple shapes in addition to challenging textures and functions I can speak of the psychoanalytical and deconstructive notions of preconceived truths and fallacies. As I begin each day, I discover new methodologies to understanding the human condition and those around me. Art for me becomes about the process, about discipline and understanding others and myself in a more worldly fashion.
Visual Arts: Film, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My paintings combine science and art. Astronomy and physics, particularly string theory, excite my imagination – creating possibilities for portraying multiple dimensions. Those unseen forces are depicted metaphorically intertwining with faith and belief. A Midwest sensibility influences my visual stories. Nature and recognizable objects symbolize abstract concepts. Each painting is a story – all part of a larger adventure.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Growing up on my parents’ farm in northern Indiana, life was all about agriculture, forces of nature, conservation, preservation and education. At the time, I didn’t realize just how lucky I was to have been raised in that setting. Now that I live in the city of Indianapolis, I miss it very much. Needless to say, this is what influences and inspires my creations.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. My major field of study was studio art and metalsmithing with a minor in art history. Upon graduation, I apprenticed as a bench jeweler and diamond setter to perfect my skills as a fine jeweler. In addition to designing and fabricating my own line of jewelry, I have also applied my talents to creating mixed media artwork.
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