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Multi Arts; Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Visual Arts Instructor; term
Brent Aldrich has worked in the arts, education, and community development in Indianapolis for the last decade, with an emphasis on projects that are place-based and relational. A practicing artist, Aldrich holds an MFA from the Herron School of Art and Design, and his work has recently appeared in Art Shanty Projects in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and Installation Nation at the Indianapolis Art Center.
Aldrich’s art practice includes projects that are place-based and relational, such as recreating the full menu from a defunct neighborhood diner, hosting a sci-fi book club and podcast set 900 years in the future, or hosting a bicycle-based talk show.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture; term
Mixed media scluptor from Indianapolis working mostly with found and repurposed material to form an art practice known as Ah Sum Blah.
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; term
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor; term
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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; term
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.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Textiles; term
Adventureland Gallery Chicago, Illinois solo exhibit April 6 – 30
DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award
Thunder-Sky Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio Thunder-Snow January 7- February 4
Butler University Creation and Creativity February 22
BG Gallery Santa Monica, Ca. Outside The Box March 11-28
Garner Narrative Louisville, Ky. solo exhibit June 2 – July 28
Tube Factory Indianapolis, IN Twin Peaks August 4 – 31
The Harrison Gallery The Dubious Luxury of Ordinary Men May 6 – 27
Listen Hear A Spontaneous Act Of Beauty July 10
Artist of the year AlphaOmegaPrize
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Your Catfish Friend February 6 – April 18
Gallery Two Wet Paint, Heavy Metal and Broken Records April 9
Indianapolis Art Center Creative Renewal Retrospective April 17 – June 7
Gallery 924 The Water Show June 5 – July 10
Spiral Gallery Interstate Commerce August 7 – 23
ArtPrize7, Grand Rapids, Michigan – DeVos Place September 23 – October 11
Garner Narrative 100 Burning Boats January 1 – January 31
Full Body Transformation: Tattoo Project January 1 – December 31
Anderson Center For The Arts Figures of Speech June 6 – August 16
Recipient IAC $10,000 Creative Renewal Fellowship
Gallery 924 Self-Portraits June 7 – July 31
Garner Narrative 100 Burning Boats December 6 – January 31
Gallery 924 Tiny December 7 – January 4
Indy Indie Artist Colony End Of The World December 7 – December 27
Harrison Center for the arts ROBOTS: an invitational
Indianapolis Art Center Shrine Exhibit October 19 through January 1st
Indiana State Museum Heartland Art: Selections from your Indiana Collection October 1, 2011 – November 2013
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Bodies of Waters November 4 – December 10
Additional Earlier Exhibitions
Headley Whitney Museum
Indiana State Museum
National Art Museum of Sport
Richmond Museum of Art
Museum for Contemporary Art – Baltimore, Maryland
Indiana University Art Museum
Hot House Art Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Christel Dehaan Fine Arts Center Gallery – University of Indianapolis
Art@Large – New York, New York
Friedl Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
Dirty Detroit – Detroit Michigan
Galerie Hertz – Louisville, Kentucky
Copeland Rutherford Fine Arts – Sante Fe, New Mexico
Ruschman Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Malton Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio
Actors Theater – Louisville, Kentucky
Swanson Cralle Gallery – Louisville, Kentucky
Architectural Center – Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis
Art Center Artlink – Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Who Show – Indianapolis, Indiana
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Harper College – Pallatine, Illinois
Herron Gallery – Herron School of Art
Art Columbus – Columbus, Indiana
Primary Colors – Indianapolis, Indiana
Woodburn & Westcott Fine Art – Indianapolis, Indiana
Big Car Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Studio One – Indianapolis, Indiana
Diekhoff – Indianapolis, Indiana
Boxx – Indianapolis, Indiana
Selected Corporate Collections
Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Baker and Daniels
The Indiana State Museum
Eli Lilly and Company
North American Capacitor, Inc.
Support Net, Inc.
University of Indianapolis, Indiana
University Medical Center
Baltimore Department of Health
Fries and Fries, Inc.
Metal Services International
The Nyhart Company
Vasa Brougher Inc.
World Life and Accident, Inc
Good News Ministries
also in private collections throughout the U.S., Japan & Brazil
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Sculpture; term
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.
Katie Lyn Coles
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Photography; term
“When exploring relationships between one’s self and others there are very few places to hide. it is easy to get lost in the obvious, but eventually you are forced to look at what is behind the obvious and that is where you will find memory. Memory of the past, present, future, and the in-between. Memory of death, decay and destruction seem to invade the empty spaces between thought. Sometimes what you don’t see can be more significant than what you do see. The cracks in the wall. Shadows in the dark. Paw prints on windshields. Random payphones ringing. headlights before they come over a hill. Misspellings in the dictionary. Jello before it has set. hairs on a bar of soap. Murder weapons in people. the smell of eyelashes. Mysterious bruising. people looking dead when they sleep. Biting fingernails too short. The words you no longer feel. The everything and nothing that make up what you embody and the everything and nothing you do not embody. If you hold on too tightly to who you think you are you risk overlooking yourself completely. It is important to be able to lose yourself if you ever want to find yourself.”- Katie Lyn Coles
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography; term
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture; term
Colleen Deignan is an illustrator and sculptor studying at Herron School of Art for her B.F.A, majoring in Drawing and Illustration with a minor in Art History. Deignan’s work focuses on narrative illustration using paint and sculpture to bring characters to life. Through Herron she has been commissioned for the Retiree Project which involved creating artwork for the over seventy retirees that year. She was also shown in the 2016 and 2018 Herron Undergraduate show and Inspiring Prometheus in the Basile Gallery at Herron Galleries. In the community, Deignan’s work has been exhibited in juried shows such as the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Project and Indianapolis Art Center’s College Invitational.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Works on paper; term
East creates 2-D cell style hand drawn cartoon animation.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper; term
I am a native-born Hoosier (the only one in my family) with an affinity for drawing. Being a “space-race” baby I remember the first time I dragged a pencil across a piece of paper like a rocket leaving it’s contrail across the sky! Although I know I could have achieved success in just about any profession, drawing has always been my first love.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper; term
My name is Andrea Ettinger. I am a German citizen and have lived in the U.S. thirty years; twenty of them in Indianapolis. My home town is Cologne ,which is the sister city to Indianapolis. Art,in many forms has been a passion of mine thru out my life. To explore the possibilities ,I have taken classes and attended workshops in a variety of mediums. Watercolor,Acrylic,Oil, Stain Glass,Photography,Drawing,Leather working, Print making and more. During my early years (ten years in New Jersey) I painted interior wall murals and made collaborative art with children in school. My two children and I came to Indianapolis in 1997. Professionally I worked in fine jewelry for fifteen years. For the past 13 years I have lived on the near west side. During this time it has been my goal to help beautify this, and it’s surrounding neighborhoods. NoWoe Studio is a collaborative I formed that includes a diverse group of Artists that meets once per week. We have murals and other works in the Michigan street Art Alley, the Hawthorne community center, Stringtown, and Indy Convergence. Excluding Murals, most of my current works includes recycled materials. To list a few: Slate Paintings, Steampunk Art, Large mosaics and Jewelry.
Visual Arts: Sculpture; term
Kenzie Funk is a sculptor and fabricator who creates metal sculptures; ranging from wall installations to large scale public art.
Over the years, Kenzie has produced multiple permeant and temporary public structures throughout the city of Indianapolis. Her collections include: Divine Light 2019 at Garfield Park, Escaping the Gravitational Pulls 2018 through Common Grounds Project at Herron Galleries, and Journey Through Life 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Visual Arts: Painting; term
Greatly inspired by the masterful paintings of Whistler and Sargent throughout my life, and more recently, by the portrait genius Burton Silverman. My goal as an artist is to capture the soul of my subject and to translate that life force to the canvas with graceful realism.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper; term
Mary Gillot is a writer, artist, and illustrator living in Indianapolis. She has also lived in San Diego, Nashville, and Portland, and is originally from Washington, DC. Growing up with parents who were passionate about art, and traveling throughout the United States and Mexico have uniquely colored her creative vision.
She received her Associate of Arts from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University. Her work has appeared in Genesis Magazine, Tributaries Magazine, The Tipton Poetry Journal, and Prick of the Spindle, in addition to books from Crown Publishing Group, Wiley Publishing, Compass Learning, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of two children’s books available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She will finish a third book this year.
Visual Arts: Painting; term
Grogan works in oil to create paintings that he describes as Euro-American folk art. He also paints religious icons.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Works on paper; term
Graphic Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper; term
I am an artist and an illustrator who is currently a junior at Indiana University – Bloomington. I work with traditional mediums like pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil as a medium. I’ve worked as a freelancer in creating design templates for customers and helping them market their business to their clients and customers.
I love playing ping pong, or learning new dance moves when I am not drawing or find ways to do photograph to inspire my creative side.
Jennifer Blue Hands
Visual Arts: Crafts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography; term
Hello, I am a lifelong process artist that uses multimedia to assist with my ever changing and growing life. I was raised by a single mother. I myself am now a mother of three amazing children. Art has always been my go-to for whatever life throws at me. I have a BA in Painting and Drawing from IU Bloomington. I have a grateful attitude and appreciate life.
Visual Arts; term
C.T. Hankins is an intermedia artist focused on interactive experiences. Through alterations of perspective their artwork allows us to see ourselves and others from a new vantage point. C.T. has a permanent installation at the Indianapolis Art Center and has done public murals for the city of Indianapolis. More of their portfolio is available at glowtoyourdestiny.com.
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Textiles; term
Most of my youth was spent hiding: early on in closets and under the bed, later in the woods by the creek. It was safer there. When I discovered that clothing could be used as disguise, I hid behind the facade of fashion. Upon returning to the academy after years of professional life, I stumbled upon the notion that clothing can serve as a masquerade that simultaneously conceals and reveals. From then on I have felt compelled to explore the slippery realm of clothing codes. My work investigates issues of the identity construction and the commodity self through a lens I call sartorial semiotics. Clothing operates on many levels, from the intimate relationship with the body to ubiquitous article of mass consumption. During the everyday practice of getting dressed, a negotiation transpires as one’s “self” is hidden and displayed by the clothing worn. This creates an ambiguous space where one becomes both consumer and consumed as these choices elicit judgments from others regarding moral character, social status, and even intellect. Most recently my lens has turned toward the deeper issue of compliance vs. resistance in an age of ever-eroding privacy. From hand-me-downs to haute couture there exist clothing codes that can operate to affirm the status quo or signal dissent, making the wrong “outfit” as dangerous now as it has always been.
Visual Arts: Sculpture; term
Born and raised in Indianapolis, I was always fascinated with mechanical objects. I used to take things apart to see how they worked, and I loved trying to fix things or build simple machines, whether they were Lego, Erector set, or something home brewed with dad’s expert assistance to ensure success.
I didn’t go to art school, selling myself short in my youth and assuming my talent wasn’t up to par. However, my love of mechanics continued to guide my life, and my English and Journalism double major was supposed to get me a job writing for Hot Rod Magazine where I would presumable live out the entirety of my professional career.
At the not-quite-so-young age of 35 I realized I’d not become the writer I wanted to be, nor was I doing something that I passionately believed in. I started a grand search to figure out what that was, assuming that it would likely lead me back to writing. However, a chance encounter with kinetic sculpture at the Indy Children’s Museum proved to change the course of my life, and by age 38 I realized that rolling ball sculpture was my aim. I found I could blend both my desire to be creative with crafting works from metal that actually moved in a most captivating fashion.
I was terrified of the idea of trying to be a full-time artist, as that seemed less than responsible, but I was far too taken with it to set it aside. Ten years later, having learned to weld and cycled through several jobs that would teach me better metal working skills, I left my day job to work full time creating rolling ball sculpture.
Visual Arts: Earthworks, New Media/Technology, Sculpture; term
“The majority of my artistic and intellectual development has evolved through the creation of sculptural environments and installations. These works offered a unique forum for engaging the most diverse audiences. The primary focus of all of these works was to establish a dialogue between the audience and the site.” Greg Hull
Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Photography, Printmaking; term
Bryn Jackson (J4Kd) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and filmmaker who lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has exhibited in a number of galleries, clubs, universities, and anarchist spaces in New York, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit, and his work – which ranges from photography and print to digital video and interactive media – has been published by Creeps Annual and Papercut Press. Jackson recently participated in La Residencia en Calli Huitzilin in San José del Pacífico, Oaxaca, MX.
He received a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Art and Techonology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently works as Assistant Curator of Audience Engagement and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Photography; term
“I am a commercial advertising photographer/videographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I always look at what more I can bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than selling a piece of art to someone that will admire it every day.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting; term
I am a visual artist working in collage, acrylics, and digital media.
I have a passion for public art and finding ways to bring art and community together.
2018 Johnson County Community Foundation Muralist
2018 Art Collective Director
2017/2018 Indianapolis Art Council High Art billboard artist
2017 Indy Do Day #Itsmycity Chalk Art Muralist
2017 Traffic Signal Box Muralist
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Sculpture; term
I am an architect turned builder turned remodeler turned furniture maker turned functional artist turned public artist. My prime motive is to awaken and make viewers think about their lives and their environment. I have worked in a multitude of media and at a range of scales varying from residential subdivision creation to small religious artifact design and construction.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture; term
I am most interested in creating a dialogue with the viewer that is derived from a common experience. I do not limit my work to any one medium, but rather utilize a variety of traditional and non-traditional media to make this connection.
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