Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Self taught abstract artist and photographer with emphasis on travel, street and black and white photography.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Multi Media African American Artist
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Drew Avery is an up and coming artist, currently working on an informatics degree while residing in the Saint Joseph neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Utilizing a decisively self-taught method of illustration, drawing upon architectural paradigms unique to the city and Mile Square heritage, Avery creates a very individual medium focused on the abstractions and splendor of our architectural heritage as citizens of Indianapolis and the World.
The aforementioned style exhibits highly patterned, meticulous ink work, epitomized in the Cityshapes series. These decisively analog methods of illustration are intentional given the highly digital context of our world. The goal being to simply steward and foster conversation about architectural heritage, the artist’s role in the community and increase public access to the greater conversation regarding land-use policy and urban planning.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Performance Art Instructor Improv
I am a Visual Artist as well as a Performance Artist. Visual media include Abstract on canvas, glass, wood, and others. I specialize in Paint Pouring Technique. I am an Instructor in the Pouring Technique. In Performance Arts, I am a professional actor, working in commercial and film, as well as live comedy, via Improv. I have performed Improv over 22 years in Indy, and am an available instructor.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Mixed media scluptor from Indianapolis working mostly with found and repurposed material to form an art practice known as Ah Sum Blah.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
McKayla Bensheimer is a sculptor and printmaker. She was raised in Franklin, Indiana and currently resides in Indianapolis, where she attends Herron School of Art and Design as a BFA candidate for sculpture. Bensheimer is interested in depicting the human experience through figural sculpture and portraiture in a variety of materials such as clay, steel, bronze, and two-dimensional mediums. Bensheimer has shown her work around the Indianapolis area. Her public works include a collaboration for a walkway mosaic installed in front of the Irvington Public Library.
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.
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, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Visual Arts: Printmaking
A recent Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship recipient, Indianapolis based artist Cynthia Blasingham has shown her work in over 125 exhibits, including over 65 national, regional, and state juried shows and 20 one- and two-person shows. She is a signature member of Watercolor Society of Indiana, an elected member of Indiana Artists Club, and an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. In addition to years on the Boards of Directors, she has served as Chairman of the Board for CCA Gallery several times and as President of Watercolor Society of Indiana twice. She is a founding member of INprint, a group of regional printmakers based in Central Indiana, and has served as its Chairman for the past five years. Her work is shown through the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Broad Ripple Village. Her work is in private, corporate, and public collections. While exploring art from before kindergarten to high school, she also pursued a career in her other love, the biological sciences, earning a B.A. in Zoology from Duke University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology from the Indiana University Medical Center, and doing medical research and teaching. In mid-life she returned to art school, obtaining a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Indianapolis Art Center, and began a second career as a fine artist. Her interest in life science and human physiology blends with life art; her lifelong interest in biology blends with natural subjects and a process orientation. For the past
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
Jeannie’s work has been exhibited and represented by the following:
5547 Project Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Oasis Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Featured artist at the juried RAW ARTISTS Grandeur Showcase at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana
The Ernst De Jong Academy of Art featured artist at the International juried Eclectic Mix Exhibition in Pretoria South Africa
The Botanical Mix Gallery at the World Trade Center and Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
John Charles Brooks
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
I am a painter. I do not reject the term artist, but I believe in it’s present context the title spans much that is of little interest to me. I do not aspire to the idea of artist as arbiter of culture. I do embrace the idea that art can heal, that it can console , that it can show the commonality between us all. My goals are simple: to illuminate aspects of reality via the medium of pigment on canvas. In this regard, the greatest illumination is personal and in my case, arrives at the point where the process of painting begins. My goal is nothing less than liberation. Painting is the process, my transformation is it’s goal. I hope in the journey there are others who may also see, through my work, where I am pointing, but what I seek is not essentially social. In an age of cynicism I remain a romantic. john charles brooks 2007
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Artist StatementMy aim as an artist is to explore.At times, I allow chance (automatism) to play a major roll in my creation.I am inspired by dreams and fleeting ideas,strange characters and ambiguous emotions.Transformation and the idea of transience are common themes in my work.I grasp onto those things which have no concrete title,and images that fall through the cracks of direct understanding.At times there will be beauty and abstraction, humor, and darkness.Faces accompany emotions, figures follow shapes,and organic forms inspire metaphor.I often give life to shapes or organic formsby inserting a human element.When I am in the studio, I seek new ideas.I work in mixed media. I search for and collect objectsand materials to use in my work.I play with textures and colors.I also use digital tools to create remixes of the art I create physically.I always carry a sketchbook that I work in daily.My driving force is to carve my own winding path.I can only hope that others may follow along and discover with wonderment,the unexpected things I uncover.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Performance Art, Works on paper; Manga-superhero inspured artwork.
I believe I am inspired to be creative in mixed media artwork as well as dance in an ‘outsider-style’ format. The creative impulse I receive and the images of what to draw/perform as well as how to do the art come to me organically but most often when I am listening to music and around safe and artistically like-minded people. The majority of what I am influenced to draw is manga-based but I am also activated by the environment around me and the images I see in it. What I do can be considered a sort of performance art because it is most often located randomly and the artistic flow I receive is spontaneous.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Blend Creative Minds was founded in 2016 by artists Rafael Caro and Erica Parker. The collective has grown to include other artists who bring their unique talent to the group.
We work collaboratively in large scale paintings, murals, and public art.
Aerosol and brush techniques.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Sculpture
Through traditional hand building and slip casting techniques, I strive to capture the inner emotional spectrum through adornments and processes. My work uses the idea of internalization to create work based off of the impulses of my mental state. To externalize my inner mental mechanisms, I create art through the exploration of material and craft.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), where she served on the Board for many years in various officer positions. Alys founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music, arts, and education venue located in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana, and serves as the LSS Board Secretary. Alys’ paintings, photographs, and poetry have received national and international recognition.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
I was born in Miami, Florida but grew up in Indianapolis, primarily in Broad Ripple. Ever since I was a child I was obsessed with drawing. I was involved in the arts through out my time at Broad Ripple High School, studying AP Visual Art. I got my first bit of experience in the real world when in my sophmore year I helped create the mural outside Einstein’s Bagels in Broad Ripple. I have always loved illustrating unique and mysterious imagery, creating a concept hidden within the subject matter. After high school I went to Ivy Tech Community College and recieved an Associates Degree in Fine Arts and then transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design where I graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration/Communication Arts. My illustration work can be applicable to the graphic design, editorial, advertising, and book market place.
Visual Arts: Works on paper
My work explores issues of peace and justice through reconciliation. I continually establish my own creative identity through an exploration of personal history through which displacement and loss are core issues.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Im Matthew Cooper I’m an emerging visual artist from Indianapolis,Indiana. I attended Herron School of Fine Art my choice of medium is acrylic, oil stick and found objects. My work speaks to the beauty of the African and African-American people through creating a story telling narrative of our courageous and resilient history.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
After being told for years that pursuing art wasn’t a viable source of income or success, I was finally able to abandon the discouraging notion that what I truly loved doing was insignificant. Perhaps I’m a bit late to the game of exhibiting my work…or maybe I needed to wait until now. Either way, it’s my time to take a risk and really start focusing on that which fills me with joy.
Visual Arts: Photography
I consider photography to be, like the eye, the window to an artist’s soul. My photos are the only way someone else can see what my heart sees. I try to capture a moment, tell a story, or express an emotion with the images I create. Yet more importantly, I am always delighted when the observer describes the moment, tells the story or expresses the emotion they see or feel from my photographs based on their own experiences. Then I know I have succeeded, even if it doesn’t resemble my original ideas.
During a group project in my architectural studio in college, a friend introduced me to the wonderful world of Mod Podge. While on a break from school, I decided to use my free time to see what I could do with some Mod Podge and some old magazines. And thus the Magazine Mosiac art-form was born for me. Magazine mosaics quickly became my calming escape from the stressful world of architecture. Then in the winter of 2008, fate found me unemployed from architecture in a tough economy and I decided to make my passion for ‘Green’ Magazine Mosaics my profession!
Visual Arts: Painting
I come from a family of painters. In addition to their modeling and inspiration, I have some formal training but am mostly self-taught. I am recently retired and live in Broad Ripple with my beloved sculptor husband and our bossy, old cat.
I paint vibrantly colored scenes from nature: rolling landscapes, flowing cloudscapes, mountains and trees and gardens and flowers. The unifying theme to all of this is flow and change: each scene is fleeting and captures a moment; my hope is that this sense of fleeting whimsy and beauty inspires some mindfulness – of appreciating and celebrating these moments when they occur.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
My artwork is based on my experiences. I focus on acquiring techniques and the knowledge that comes from doing public art projects.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology; Digital Fine Art Typography
Starting a career in fine arts after a successful graphic design career.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Benaiah Cusack is a contemporary landscape painter of Indianapolis who emerged on the art scene in 2012. His surreal and abstract paintings embody dramatic color, texture, mixed media elements and his unique view of nature, fantasy and the mystical.“I paint to document my inner life, impressions, and attempt to capture the fragments of beauty and melancholy from nature. When I start a painting, I escape into another world. I don’t usually know where the destination will take me. The painting process is a journey that navigates me into the framework of my canvas. Biomorphic shapes and paint splatters start the process. Then I add layer-upon-layer of paint and texture, and eventually the piece starts to take shape. Through my art, I want to transport the viewer into a surreal landscape where the mundane world disappears, lifting a veil and revealing a dramatic visual story. I hope that my paintings can open a window into a new environment that creates metaphors for life or sparks the imagination.”
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