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Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Ethnic Art; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Photography
My life is a very diverse book of many pages. For this, we shall begin, when my Artistic Me, began.
In Dec of 2009 I became a victim of a violent crime. I had to undergo numerous surgeries, one of which was to save fingers on both hands. After months of therapy and searching for ways to get me to want to use my hands properly, I was given a camera. A light turned on in my soul. I started seeing and noticing things I never took the time to see before. Through all the hardships I have endured, the one blessing I hold onto is the chance to meet all the great and amazing clients, artists and supporters I have gotten to meet. Before, had I died, I would have been thought of as a good father, productive member of society and so on. Now, i get to help people leave their mark, their legacy, upon the World through my photography.
Learn more about my personal story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indianapolis-man-finds-healing-through-photography-after-traumatic-attack/531-f2f13cf0-a3f2-43c4-b46c-24f3c3d9bdff
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Lynne Annette Anglin
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
“I love color and to achieve brilliant color I prefer to use watercolor pencils and ink. I also like to work with pastels and gouache. My subject matter stems from a love of children’s books, cartoons and architecture.”
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.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Sculpture
Martine obtained a Bachelor in Architecture in Brussels. She studied Industrial Marketing and Emotional Intelligence. She is a creative thinker, she is fascinated by the brain and the infinite possibilities we do have to change & grow. She traveled on all continents & is advocate to cultural diversity. Martine has always been present in the artistic field, design, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography. Already in 2008, her skills were recognized in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Her career as architect & painter led her to work with the most prestigious businesses including bank branch & developers. For more than 20 years, she has also been involved in the racing industry. Martine is married since 30 years and has two children.
She uses the metal casting process, works with bronze aluminium and stainless. Her pieces are symbolic. I AM LOVE, I AM STRONG, I AM DREAMING, MEMORY, YES, WINDY CITY, RIVERWALK, ELEMENTS, MOTHER NATURE, CHAIN OF LOVE…are some of them.
The bold colors she uses bring you joy and high energy. Check her website www.MartineBachelart.com
And discover her pieces at KUABA GALLERY, downtown Indianapolis. The show ends June 29. 2019.
Visual Arts: Performance Art, Sculpture, Textiles; Millinery arts
Jodie started her first business in her 30’s, began university studies in costume design in her 40’s, and in her 50’s earned a degree in art history. She then achieved a master of fine arts in sculpture as a member of the first MFA cohort at Herron School of Art and Design. After successful post-graduate careers in fine arts museums and academia she returned to the studio full-time to explore the fuzzy lines between art, fashion, and performance.
Gretchen 'Copper' Banning
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles
My artist name is Copper. I chose this name only because I was using it as an 'alias' when I was hosting goth parties in the 90s. That is when I started drawing and painting. I signed those works Copper and so I have kept it even though it confuses people. I am also a DJ and go by the name Copper Top, which is another story for another day.
I am not a trained artist. My degree was in political science and history. I never even considered art until one day I decided in the 1990s I decided to draw a picture and showed it to my boyfriend. He said to 'give it up'. I hate those words so I kept going anyway. I continued drawing and eventually I moved into collage and painting. By the late 90s I was producing works which incorporated many styles and mediums. I had several small shows in the city in the early 2000's including The Bungalow in Broad Ripple and many coffee shops in the city.
In 2002 I decided to leave behind my art to pursuing DJing as my main creative outlet. I decided that someday, when I didn't want to DJ as much, I would come back to my art. I DJ'd all over the country and the world between 2002 and 2012. I released 6 licensed CDs which were distributed globally. All of this was done on small Indie labels here and in Germany. When I spin now from time to time I play a mix of industrial, psy trance, dark house, and techno.
In January 2012 I began to become serious about art again. I brought to it a new confidence in making my own rules. I was also deeply affected by 'The Occupy Movement'. I was an activist in my college days and worked on many humanitarian causes. I studied political economics and have always leaned to the left, although my current convictions have evolved since those days. I began to marry my concern for global political and environmental crises to my expression through art. I recently published a piece of prose in the Canadian art publication 'Adbusters' and strongly support everything that periodical hopes to accomplish for a better global future.
I also very much enjoy creating 'decorative art'. I do this to distract from my gloomy side. I love vintage kitsch and moreover mxing it with other surreal 'childish' decorative objects. I love making diorama. I love spanish and latino style art and am strongly influenced by it. I also enjoy completely remaking large objects like furniture. I have dabbled in painting, drawing, photography, collage, assemblage, sculpture. I hate making anything more than once. I constantly am looking for some new idea to bring to my art.
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: 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.
Graphic 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, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Stanley J. Blevins
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper
My work is an exploration of the visual texts that exist in the conscious and unconscious mind-texts that speak to the personal experience of this artist, but connect too with the larger social, political, cultural milieu in which the personal is lived. I paint primarily figurative work with a strong conceptual sensibility in the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but my work is informed by the way current technologies like the Internet combine the audio/visual, written expression, commercial graphics, and even film to explore human experience.
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: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Intuition is a guiding hand in my decision making process, from color schemes to composition and subject matter. I draw how I feel, and hidden meaning often lurks behind surfaces of oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and other various media. My hands are often my main instrument, bridging the intimate connection between maker and creation.
Each work fluctuates in style, just as my day to day mood and demeanor do. My art is a refusal to remain stagnant; each piece a subconscious megaphone for my feelings, coupling dull colors with vibrant, intense hues. There is intention in each movement– even chaos can be calculated.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
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.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Portrait, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Installation
Lydia Burris is a mixed media and multi-subject artist. She often compares her work to the sense dreams: a place of ambiguity, emotion and surrealism, peppered with snippets of symbolism and meaning. The mind and how it works is a recurring theme in her artwork. In the studio she experiments with both 2D and 3D mediums. She playfully splatters, scrapes, constructs, destroys, and reconstructs her way through the creative process. Her subjects range from a deep darkness to delightful whimsy. Another of her passions is poetry, often through found and cut text creations. She is a fanatic about sketchbooks, and works in one daily. Her most recent series (2020) involved mixed media collages revolving around the yearning to travel mixed with her love of fantastic people and places.
In 2004, 2005 Lydia traveled to Norwich, England where she received her Masters of Fine Art from the Norwich School of Art and Design. She keeps an art studio in Downtown Indianapolis, and teaches studio art part time at Ivy Tech. She shows her work in galleries, participates in art events, and vends at conventions such as GenCon and Horrorhound Weekend. (Pre-pandemic) A full list of events for each year can be seen on her website.
R. A. Buys
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Portrait
R.A. Buys’ current concentration is on more commercially/public friendly paintings and drawings he calls “Midnight Therapy”, which is what he shows regularly throughout the year.
Years ago, he moved into his current house and he had no connection to internet, smart phone, or cable. He started drawing these stream of conscience faces in the late hours of the night, that have evolved over the years and continue to change. While a few of them are actual portraits of existing people, most of them are abstract and void of any recognizable features of a real person.
He tries to strip away gender, sex, age, race or any other feature that we tend to intentionally or accidentally judge others on. Matter of fact he likes to look at his drawings as having the skin peeled back and then showing the colors, textures, and patterns that make up a person on the inside. Often, they come across alien.
People say that they see African, Aztec, Polynesian and Celtic influences among others in his art; although this is all accidental as he relies on the moment to dictate what the patterns and images will end up looking like.
He works in very basic mediums. Oil paint, paint pens, and marking pens. Usually on wood but sometimes canvas, whichever is more available at the moment. He tries to re-purpose old frames or makes basic 60s style student lattice frames to add a little character to the finished product.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: 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.
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.
2015 * Recollection, Harrison Center for the Arts – Indianapolis IN
**The Water Show, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council – Indianapolis IN
I Will Wake in the Real, General Public Collective – Indianapolis, IN
2014 Practice/Practice: BFA Exhibition, Katherine E Nash Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
**Objects for Consideration, SooVAC – Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paper (Ex)change, Echo Arts/Saint Paul Art Crawl – Saint Paul,
Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers – Minneapolis, MN
2012 *Not Quite Sky, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis , MN
Creative Property, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
4×6 Exchange ArtHouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Print Exchange Show ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
2008 Canvas Project ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
The Good-bye Show Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo, ND
The Erotic Show UpFront Gallery, Fargo, ND
2007 Lovers_For_Fun Tour ALCHEMY art + aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
Lovers_For_Fun Tour Dearborne at Woodland Gallery Seattle, WA
Eclectic for the Heck of It Ghost Gallery – Seattle, WA
2001 Student Art Show– Herron School of Art & Design – Indianapolis, IN
*denotes solo show
**denotes juried show
Terri L. Clifton
Visual Arts: Murals
My continuing theory that subjects my work is that there are parallel universes meshing together through magnetic energy fields. The energy fields are a network of wavelengths that are conduit in shape and move in and out of my landscapes.
As I progress with my paintings and body of work the light orbs that are representational of theological energies will pipeline into our definition of space and leave the audience a new sense of view.
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: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Destiny Cooper was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1996. She is currently studying at Herron School of Art and Design to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. Her studio practice includes pottery and functional ware with some sculptural work. Cooper’s three-dimensional ceramic works focus on ego death, psychedelia, sacred geometry, and environmental issues. She is the owner of Destiny Cooper Studio and Destiny Cooper Photography. She also owns Destiny Cooper Studio and deshtiny on Etsy. She attends music festivals and concerts like Hyperion to run a booth selling her fine art and Etsy work.
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.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
I am an outgoing, enthusiastic artist. I love people and portraits. I love willow charcoal, working on toned paper and often incorporate pastel. I have a background in culinary arts and also weld. I love any form of creating. I enjoy drawing and engraving, building and experimenting. At the end of the day I am best at portraits, and have over 9 years of experience drawing.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
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.
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.”
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Born; Terre Haute, Indiana 1956
BFA ~ Herron School of Art, Indianapolis
Currently works from his studio in Greenwood, Indiana.
Studied painting under Robert Berkshire and Edmund Brucker.
Referrals upon request.
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