Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My work is inspired by the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. Having grown up overseas in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and having recently taught art in Southern China for two years my work tends to take on an ethnic flair with particular attention paid to texture, line, and color. Much of my aesthetic inspiration comes from Africa, India, Bali, Tibet, and tribal North America. The materials and techniques I like to work with are acrylics, block printmaking, relief wood carving, plaster and fiber based sculpture. Mixing new elements with elements of antiquity interests me, such as graphic designs with traditional African motifs or Balinese Gods and Goddesss. Many of the cultures that I’m passionate about incorporate aspects of animal symbolism and worship and this is a topic I’ve tried to explore in my art.
As I continue to dedicate myself to adventure and travel I’m sure my art with evolve as a result of my experiences. My love for textured, rich mixed-media work, tribal arts and cultural symbolism will no doubt continue to be a common thread throughout my artistic career but I’m a true believer in the philosophy that the journey is the destination and my art is the embodiment of that.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Sculpture
Laura Titzer is one part of the collaborative entity called Langue. Langue is a multi-disciplinary and experimental effort that creates a dialogue about the opening that lies between tongue and being.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture; Public Art
He seeks to impart a visual catharsis, supporting an experience of awe, introspection & harmony.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Sculpture
All of us carry a trace of our origin in our expression. I was born in Viet Nam, where I lived all of my youth. Ten years of academic training in drawing and a belief in Buddhism established my foundation. Since my arrival in the US, a land of discovery, my existence has grown more complete and complex. I have found a special substance that gives me the sense of communing both with my eastern past and with my adopted western culture: it is urushi lacquer, an ancient organic medium that flows from the sap of trees growing only in East Asia. It has helped me fulfill two important goals. One is to keep defining and refining my identity through the development of my visual language, and the other is to contribute to the renewal of the urushi art form in our present time.
Turner creates abstract and detailed representational pieces in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, and sculpture. Her works are greatly influenced by her love of the outdoors and her lifelong interest in history.
Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
My life consists of autodidactic learning using books, online tutorials and workshops, driven by the ever-present compulsion to create.
After college (2012) I moved from my parent’s house in New York to Indiana– where I started learning metalsmithing, lapidary and precious metal clay through workshops, books and tutorials online. I am currently focusing on sculptural jewelry and objects using a mixed media approach.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Hey and welcome to this facet of my digital persona!
I am not a robot, but a human person. not spam.
I have human children and non-human pets.
I enjoy the internet, physical movement of my human form and eating human food.
thanks for reading..
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Sculpture
A renaissance man. Apprenticed for 7 years as a glass beveler and related crafts. Custom designed art glass windows, antique window restoration, and on site repairs for over 40 years. Art is a solo effort!
Phil Velikan: Sculptor/illustrator
Phil is an award winning and internationally selling 2 and 3D artist who has illustrated his own line of coloring books and many children’s books. He sculpts in epoxy clay and has learned to mold and cast his work in resin duplicates.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Murals, Performance Art, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Social Practice in inclusive performaning and visual art making
Art connects me to the world. It nourishes the ebb and flow of intimacy between myself, others, and our shared surroundings. My experience of art exists as a vast web of internalized relationships. I maintain an archive of these visual and conceptual impulses in commercially fabricated file folders. These are the folders I convert into surface grounds for drawing, painting, writing, mark making. My strategy for the creation of marks begins with the practice of counting using tally marks and evolves through improvisation into patterns of camouflage. These, in turn, accumulate into large scale objects and installations made of paper, pencil, twine, lumber. These expressive strategies find their most compelling context when placed in sites dominated by vacancy – abandoned structures, empty lots, wedges of marginal and liminal spaces. These installations cause the work to morph into vibrant place markers found in forgotten sites reinforcing the human labor involved in the utopian intent of exercising hope.
Susan Watt Grade
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Sculpture
Susan Watt Grade creates sculptural installations and mixed media, assemblage artworks, many with an environmental theme. She is interested in how our society’s products and architectural structures mimic nature, and likes to work with salvaged materials and multiples of objects. She is also interested in arts and environmental education as wall as incorporating community outreach into her installations.
I am an origami (paper folding) artist and teacher.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
I primarily work in ceramics and am a ceramics instructor in Indianapolis. I do however have a pretty diverse art background from mural work, drawing, painting, and sculpture. My current body of work is rooted in more of a retro futuristic feel. My goal with most pieces is to fool the viewer making them question the media being used. I try to stretch the limits of ceramics with each piece.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
“Interacting with something we see or feel develops an emotional relationship between that person and the object. I create what I create for the viewer to establish their own personal relationship with the piece. What I see in my own pieces should be different from what another viewer might notice. I push the overall aesthetic given to me by using the medium to the fullest.” Steven Wells
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a senior philosophy and art student at Marian University
Scott R Westphal
Visual Arts: Earthworks, Sculpture
DESIGN & FABRICATION
Small to large scale bronze, aluminum, and steel sculptures (1995 to present)
ARTS & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Owner/Operator, The Great Frame Up – Indianapolis, Indiana (1976 to present)
2000 -2012 – Hoosier Salon – Juried Art Show
2000 – Hoosier Salon – Honorable Mention
2002 – Hoosier Salon – Indiana State Museum Permanent Collection – Purchase Award
2009 – Best Sculpture
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center, Columbus, Indiana
2011 – White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012 – Hoosier Salon Broad Ripple Gallery “Form and Fresco”
Multiple exhibits in galleries and public spaces throughout Indiana
2012 Irvington Presents – The Helene Hibben Merit Prize for Work in Dimension
2009 Hoosier Salon – Best Sculpture
2008 IDADA Annual Juried Show – Best of Show
2002 Hoosier Salon Purchase Award, Indiana State Museum
2000 Hoosier Salon Honorable Mention
1998 American States Insurance Company Arts Competition, Third Place-Sculpture
1996 Arts Council of Indianapolis Calderfest poster (State) Competition, First Place
2011 – White River State Park, Indiana (National Competition)
Stella – Bronze – 16” X 24” X 120”
2010 – Community South Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Utopia – Bronze – 72” X 48” X 48”
2009 – The Great Frame Up
Facet – Stainless Steel – 48” X 16” X 120”
2008 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Lineage – Bronze – 11” X 19” X 60”
2008 – Citizens Gas, Indianapolis
Parameters – Bronze – 6” X 12” X 37”
2007 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects)
I-Drops – Bronze – 18” X 26 “ 144”
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center
Iris – Aluminum – 20” X 36 “ X 144”
2002 – Indiana State Museum – Permanent Collection –
Comps – Bronze – (2) pieces – 6- X 6” X 30”
2001 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Ripples – Aluminum – (3) pieces – 12” X 12” X 144”
1999 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Nana – Bronze – 8” X 8” X 12”
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
I am currently delighting myself, and aiming to delight others, through the production of multiple art forms, particularly painting, drawing, and fabric sculpture. My art is a release of energy and humor, and I use interests, observations, and experiences to inform my compositions. Color, humor, and biological themes can be discovered throughout the body of my work, and often all three are represented in a single piece. I get excited about color, the way three dierent hues of blue melt when you wear them in layers. Consider electric pink toenails and construction spray paint on public sidewalks. Since color found in such ordinary contexts can be so stimulating, I’ve decided to start compositions initially about color, then let them develop as I go. The most delightful aspect of this process is that the piece usually develops into a composition about more than color, but about love, life, line, or a variety of things. I’ve recently poured myself into a series of drawings and paintings that are inspired by intestinal shapes and forms. They are playful and abstract, and they beg you to confront the reality of your digestive system in a light hearted manner. I’ve always been interested in anatomy, histology, and cell biology so these interests are a constant source of creative inspiration.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Kassie Woodworth is a visual artist in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kassie makes a variety of work including sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. She graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2019 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture. Most of her work investigates patterns, habits, movement, and growth of nature.
Kassie has exhibited in various galleries in Indianapolis including the Indianapolis Arts Center, the Indiana State House, Gallery 924, Indianapolis Arts Garden, Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Gallery at Herron, Butler University, The District Theatre, The Harrison Center for the Arts, and the Tube Factory.
Stephen E. Wooldridge
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Wooldridge studied 3D Design and Sculpture at the Dayton Art Institute and Sculpture technique at Herron Art Institute. He has extensive experience in welding, fabrication and finishing of ferrous, non-ferrous metals, and exotic alloys through training with the US Navy. He is currently building limited edition sculptural furniture, and site specific sculpture for indoors and outdoors.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Stephen Yarbrough is an emerging artist interested in process-based artwork, where the process of making is as important as the end product. His earlier body of work was based in expressionistic painting and drawing of everyday objects, such as cheesegraters, hex nuts, keys and bunnies. His current body of work is less objective and has been informed by the creative, process-driven impulses he witnesses in his two young sons. In his current work, the materials and process themselves have become symbolic. Stephen’s work is like a ride of pure creativity.
Stephen was very active showing work throughout 2016, 2017, and 2018, and took a break from shows in 2019 to be an active parent in raising his two young sons. Then, of course, 2020 was a pandemic year, and in 2021, he is ready to get back into showing more of his work.
In October 2016, his painting called “Key” received some mention on a local news station during coverage of the exhibition “Secret Doors.” The “Key” was mentioned for the unique shape and construction of the canvas stretcher.
In May 2017, Stephen hosted a major exhibition along with 13 other artists in a pop-up show called “This to That,” held at Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. His particular work featured an installation called “Stream of Unconsciousness,” which consisted of his paintings and drawings suspended from sculptural wire and paper mache forms.
In November 2017, his piece, “Once a Cheesegrater” won an Honorable Mention at the IDADA Annual Membership Exhibition (the last one!).
In February 2018, Stephen had a solo exhibition of his work at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis. This featured more than 50 drawings and paintings and was called “Bits and Pieces.”
Stephen graduated in May 2017 from Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. Stephen also has a background as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and an M.Div from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and a BA in Peace Studies from Chapman Univeristy in Orange, CA. This theological background and interest in the humanities helps inform the way he thinks about symbols and artistic meaning, and his background in Peace Studies informs the way he cares about peace and justice issues. Stephen lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two sons, aged 4 and 2.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture
“Working in multiples is a constant theme in my art. Most recently I have focused on ceramic wall pieces, as paintings in clay, often presented in groupings or grids. These pieces contain imagery that may represent influences such as architectural lines, primitive textiles, carvings reminiscent of wood block prints, or scribbles that imply sound waves or writing. Although clay is the most prominent medium in my work, I enjoy using other materials such as handmade paper, sand, stone, wood, and more to create installations and assemblages. I take pleasure in creating a contemporary dialogue through the most basic materials. I create art that promotes aesthetic universal language, with open-ended interpretation for all viewers.” – Zech
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
My professional practice consists of three major bodies of work. Each body has different subjects but they all use the medium of black paint. My ‘Finished Line’ and Flag paintings on paper are all constructed with drywall tape and black paint. The act of seeing through black has both historical precedents and current relationships to technology. My black reflective paintings entertain this ability to “see” or possess vision by reflecting the surrounding environment from their high gloss surfaces. I created a technique that achieves a reflective surface through mixing and pouring paint in a technically incorrect manner. This process depends on many variables and forces me to work in an experimental way that influences the work to change.
In my current attempt to make my own paint, I have developed ink from black beans. I create this pigment by soaking heirloom black beans in effect obtaining a spectrum of violet, indigo, green, and black. I soak the beans from hours in warm water to leaving the bean juice in my refrigerator for a year in an effort to create a black pigment. I have been studying black beans in their dried, soaked and cooked forms. These investigations are leading me to my proposed project of light harvesting black bean solar paintings. Making art began with film photography as a young adult. I found it wild and experimental to expose my images in the darkroom and in the sun to find the images. When it came time to study and be part of an artist community, studying blacksmithing and working for metal artists in New Mexico enchanted me.
Eventually I moved into installation and performance art while studying art, metalsmithing, and architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art, a design focused school. In my early professional days I made commissioned metal pieces for clients but left it all to make paintings. I eventually ended up showing paintings and videos in my first solo show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. With this exhibition I dove into a world of painting. My reflective paintings were recently selected to be in the New American Paintings survey of contemporary painting at the Elmhurst Museum of art in Illinois. After exhibiting this work I wanted to engage the audience in less of a psychological manner and thus a period of questioning followed. I was able to study in more depth my interest in black paint through the Arts Council Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship. Through this, experimenting with black beans and the resulting ink impacted my direction with black materials. My first public art commission soon followed and I switched gears into working large scale and towards a different audience. I absolutely loved how many people end up seeing and engaging in the art. The work was harking back to my design art education in conjunction to successfully being readily available for the public to understand. From this project I realized having this immediacy or connection to the viewer is what I desire to have in my future work.
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
BFA, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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