Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
“I work in various media. The direction of each piece of my work expresses feeling, mood, color and subject matter.’ Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I started painting in my early 50’s. My mediums are encaustic and oil and cold wax. Encaustics came to my attention while visiting my daughter in Portland where we took a workshop. It is a challenging and rewarding medium.
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Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
Sara Sarabellum White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Sara (SaraBellum) White is a self taught working artist. She has a distinct signature style infused with black swirls and bright colors. She is also inspired by animals and nature in general. Sara has always been busy making some sort of artwork. As a child she attended painting classes at a local art store downtown and would make crafts in her spare time at home. As she recalls her childhood Sara says, ” I never really wanted just regular toys, I always had to have something interactive like a paint by numbers set or a microscope with slides and pieces for observation, and my parents always supported that. I think that had a lot to do with me staying on my course as an artist.” However, It wasn’t until her move to Atlanta from 2002-2010 that she began to immerse herself into painting completely. Born and raised in small town Lafayette, Indiana where being a person of color was not very popular Sara longed for culture and colorful people, Atlanta is where she found it. Surrounded by likeminded artist that were not afraid to push the extremes and be themselves helped Sara to grow comfortable with her own unique style. Sara has participated in many collaborative art shows. She has been able to successfully sell artwork and do commission jobs for well over a decade. Aspiring to be a curator of her own art shows one day, she hopes to provide a platform for other artist to display their work. Her biggest motivation for creating art is Life itself, all the pain, the joy and struggle involved in living, is what keeps her coming back to the canvas. She pulls visual inspirations from nature and visions she says that have often come to her in a dream. Sara says “My mother told me once while reading her scripture that God had told her to tell me to paint what I see, not matter what that is. I knew exactly what that meant and it’s exactly what I do.” With great support from peers and the artist community around her, Sara continues to grow and develop as an artist.
Vicky Shaffer White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Painting from Herron School of Art. In the past year I served as the Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring more art accessibility to the community through our gallery, arts park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org www.indyarts.org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper; Digital Art
Meghan Wilhelm is an artist and illustrator, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the spring of 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Herron School of Art + Design (IUPUI) in Drawing + Illustration and minors in Art History and Anthropology.
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.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Painter and tinkerer, Victoria Williams Steen, has studied the arts both academically and in her travels around the United States. Victoria returned to her Indiana roots in 2007 to pursue Fine Art as a career and enjoy a more sustainable way of living. She has a broad skill set working many years in Graphic Design, Small Business Management, Display Building and Product Development. She also has a dedication to community involvement, believing in the sacred moments of life and being in good relationship with all things, both human and otherwise. Victoria is often inspired by nature, connecting our cultural past to our present and the pure imagination of the child mind.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Cathy Williams, a native of Indianapolis, is an abstract-expressionist painter and mixed-media artist.
First drawings appeared at the age of four and her interest in art was resolute through her adult life. She enjoyed a successful career working for a large pharmaceutical corporation the majority of her adulthood.
Upon retiring, Williams completed courses at the Indianapolis Art Center where her fondness of mixed media and the figurative arts were established; and, she’s never looked back. Currently, she is mentored by James Victore, Georgetown, Texas and Nicholas Wilton, Sausalito, CA.
Her work has been displayed in a myriad of group shows throughout the State of Indiana, Chicago and, in international online galleries. Cathy has exhibited in several solo shows and has won awards in competitive settings.
Cathy lives and dreams with her husband, Michael, and their two adored English Bulldogs: Zadey Zee and Zola Maxine in Indianapolis. Cathy likes to run, hike, laugh, dream about Picasso and always enjoys an outstanding glass of red wine.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Kevin James Wilson loves to create fine art. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was awarded a full scholarship. While at RISD, Kevin served on Admissions Committee, Graduation Honors Committee, President of the Third World Coalition of Artists, and Chairman of Entertainment as a member of the Student Board. It was also at RISD that Kevin was contracted to execute a portrait of Muhammad Ali for the International Year of the Child. Kevin presented the portrait to Mr. Ali at the world famous Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. While attending RISD, Kevin was also accepted to The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City. In the exhibit’s 97 year history, he was the youngest artist ever accepted to the exhibition. After his college graduation, Kevin worked professionally in Indianapolis from 1981 until moving to Las Vegas in 1998. While in Indianapolis, he executed murals, for the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Fire Department and J.C. Penneys, just to name a few. He also mastered airbrush, and taught it along with drawing at the Indianapolis Art Center for 12 years. He has been accepted to every major art exhibition in Indiana including The Penrod Arts Fair, The Talbot Street Art Fair, The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Black Expo, and the Indiana State Fair.
His work was also accepted at the Alliance Rental Gallery in Newfields, formerly The Indianapolis Museum of Art. Kevin was also awarded one man exhibitions at the Circle theater in Indianapolis, and the Schrott Center at Butler University. He also had his artwork accepted at the Black Creativity Exhibition in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
These are just some of the exhibitions and awards he has to his name. In 1998, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin worked in various graphic design industries and also continued working on his fine arts. While in Las Vegas, Kevin exhibited his artwork in Caesar’s Palace. He also was a finalist in a national competition with Chrysler Corporation that led him to seriously pursue his fine arts. In 2002 Kevin moved back to Indianapolis to raise his 2 daughters closer to their family in the Midwest. He was offered his previous position as the Graphic Design Program Manager at International Business College in Indiana. At the present time he has been with IBC for 22 years. Kevin continues to enter competitons and exhibitions. He was given a lifetime achievement award from The Central Library’s Meet the Artists Exhibition. He was asked to be one of 10 artists to produce a painting celebrating 100 years of Indy Parks, in Indianapolis. He had 2 pieces accepted to the 50th anniversary celebration of Clowes Hall at Butler University, and was one of 33 artists who created artwork for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race. One of his latest achievements was having his artwork circulated on a billboard throughout Indianapolis for a year. He was also awarded the Peoples’ Choice Award for this accomplishment out of the other 9 artists. Kevin’s services as an artist have included illustration, graphic design, art direction, murals, portraits, still life, figure drawing, body painting, fine art. computer graphics, workshops, teaching, storyboards, exhibitions and demonstrations. His real passion is fine art, including portraits, murals and especially drawings. You may contact him directly: email, email@example.com or 317-442-9325. www.kevinjwilson.net
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
My name is Cass Wilson and it’s wonderful to meet you.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and that is where my love for art began. At the ripe age of 4, I experienced my first paint brush while coloring the carpet, the inside of a dryer, and my dads clothing with bright pink nail polish. Little did he know it sparked a mad passion and frenzy for me. Quickly my parents began to stock my childrens desk with crayons, markers, pens, pencils, and all the works.
Life changes as a kid and you are packed up just as compactly as your toys and memories. Our family wandered a lot through my childhood. We lived in Texas, Michigan, and Settled in Indiana. It was in Indiana that I realized that my heart was content and my soul was rested only after creating something. I took three art classes in high school. I took 2d drawing Freshman year. That was a bit of a dud. I wasn’t challenged at all. I was also not allowed to draw things I really liked. To be fair, I learned a lot about value and tone despite my relationship with the dragon lady.
Sophmore year, I took painting 101. This was my lunch period. I also wasn’t challenged but I had the pleasure of loving my teacher and being a huge help to my class by finishing my work quickly and going to help them with feedback or tips.
My final art class was senior year and I took ceramics. INTOXICATING! I wasn’t great at it, but I loved throwing on the wheel.
I went to portfolio days and I remember back then a huge blow to my ego and dreams. Pratt told me I had too much of a style and while my work was great, I wouldn’t be moldable. In retrospect… Pratts feedback pushed me to fight back. Growing up we didn’t have money for college. So being determined, head strong, and unwilling to let go of art; I followed my own dreams.
I am a professional artist who has showcased with RAW, Had first Friday’s in Evansville’s best Coffee shop, Showcased at Studio 6 in Frankfort, and been recognized in Lexington KY for chalkboard portraits at HopCat Craft Beer Bar.
Life is a funny little tide that pulls me to different edges of the world teaching me and allowing me to follow my passion.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Becky exhibited in her very first group show at the Indianapolis Art Center in the early 1980s, during her years at Herron School of Art. Her skills were noted in Indianapolis Monthly magazine when she was recognized as one of the “85 People to Watch in 1985”. Becky was a founding member of the 431 Gallery that has been noted among the reasons Massachusetts Avenue became a recognized as an arts district in Indianapolis. Becky was also a founding member of the Stutz Artists Association and Stutz Artist Residency. Her career spans several decades of accolades, including numerous group and solo exhibits, best of shows, awards, and juried recognitions.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
As a creator and facilitator of Visual Arts, I feel it is my purpose to make sure that people of all ages, all socioeconomic backgrounds and varied experiences have an opportunity to learn and experience art in some way shape or form. Art permeates every aspect of our society. It speaks for us when there are no words. It heals wounds and brings people together. No matter what your art experience, it can always be shared. No one should feel like art isn’t or couldn’t be a part of their lives.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Winger was born in Reno, NV. She received her BS in Textiles, Merchandising and Apparel Design from Middle Tennessee State University and her MFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University. She is a full time artist and currently resides in Indianapolis, IN.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Creativity Coach
“I love art you can feel. I love color and texture. Organic shapes inspire me and nature absolutely fascinates me. I am particularly drawn towards natural elements like the patterns of leaves, the curling branches of trees and the soft shapes of clouds. When I look closely at a tree for instance… I feel as though underneath it all, everything is connected with everything else and also with the source of all life. In my art, I wish to capture these natural objects, not recreate them exactly, but to convey the essential quality of the forms as if the viewer is experiencing them in a dream. The real beauty of it is, I often don’t truly know where a painting is going until it’s finished… all I know is that in the end, it just has to feel right.” -Nanette Winter
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Diane has been, all her life, an artist. Her mind is cluttered with thoughts, emotions and ideas that will eventually get put to canvas (or wood, or leather, or anything else she can get to hold still – even a rock)!
She sold her first painting at the age of 13. Today, there are wall murals adorning many homes throughout central Indiana and paintings hanging in homes all across the country. Diane has always had a driving force within her to create and express her emotions through art.
Probably, as with any “artist”, to create in any shape, form or medium is a release, a comfort, and a very necessary means to an end…that being to replace fear, anger, loneliness, sadness and pain with calm, peace, and serenity. Diane’s style is eclectic, spontaneous, and ever changing! There is so much inspiration in the world, how can one possibly limit their creativity to one style or one medium and her “style” is subject to change on a day to day basis, depending upon what happens to be the inspiration at the moment. This is neither good nor bad…it is what it is. Through art, Diane is able to transform “reality” into whatever she wishes or needs it to be. To be human is to experience good times and painful times, which is reflected in Diane’s art. Sometimes it is only visible to her but, sometimes, the art speaks very loudly with emotions it needs to convey. That is something for each individual to determine as they gaze upon her art.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; professional face painting, festival makeup, live event painting
I am an Indy-born, corn-fed, Indy-raised artist through and through! I have studied art at both Purdue and Duke Universities under professional artists that have produced exhibitions for the Indy Airport, National Geographic, and other large-scale audiences. For the last 7 years, I’ve done mural work for several Indy communities including Noblesville, Fishers, Vincennes, and Cumberland. In my time spent living in Boston and Los Angeles over the last 5 years, I also developed skills in exotic face and body painting, pottery, and stained glass, adding a unique skillset and aesthetic style to my teacher abilities and artwork.
In 2018, I formed Hue Murals LLC (fully licensed by the state of Indiana). I offer classes and studio time, work on large scale mural projects, travel to festivals and cultural events to share face and body painting, project manage for local art partners, and more.
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.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Originally from NYC, Paula attended Music and Art H.S. and then went on to Pratt Institute with a major in Architecture and a minor in Art. She has worked for 10 years in architecture then made the decision to focus on her two children and her love of painting. She moved with her family to Florence Italy in 2007 where she was able to explore and further develop her skills through her studies in art history and studio painting. While in Italy Paula began teaching a beginners painting class. Teaching art has since become her passion. For more info visit Artofpaula.com
For me colors are what drive my paintings. I started out painting with acrylics then oil. I painted landscapes and I become absorbed in the colors of the composition even more than the subject. Today I am interested in how colors react next to one another to create balance or a bold statement. Lately I have been experimenting with the fluidity of paints. I am using oil enamel because I like the way it flows and I like the glossy finish when it is dry. Enamel flows almost like stained glass. It is my intent to use this fluidity to create organic shapes that contrast with the concrete. Like the slow growing rings on a tree or coral flowing underwater. I want to explore more these shapes and medium.
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.
Cynthia J. Young
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior/Environmental Design from Ball State University and worked for a number of years as a residential and commercial interior designer. Presently, I am an arts administrator for a small cultural organization while pursuing my passion in the visual arts. Both of these careers have shaped who I am as an artist and have also contributed to my skills and interests.
I explore many subjects-nature, human figure, portrait, abstract and more! I experiment with media, color combinations and techniques striving for a look of spontaneity in my work.
I am inspired by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Franz Kline, Richard Diebenkorn, Matisse and Robert Kushner to name a few. I hope my work inspires others to discover their own creativity!
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Body paint and face painting
I am a visual artist from Indianapolis, IN. While using various mediums, with acrylic paint being my current focus, I create works of art to enlighten the hearts of others and bring health and happiness into my own life. Using bright colors, crisp lines, and whimsical flowing designs I create paintings and sculptures to represent the world around and within us all. My works are inspired by dreams, meditation experiences, folklore, metaphysics, and the world observed from my imaginative perspective.
My artwork has been displayed in many galleries around Indianapolis such as The Harrison Center for the Arts, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, The Primary Colors Gallery, Garfield Park Art Center and many more. Traveling to music festivals such as Resonance Music and Arts Festival, Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, Good People Good Times, The Werk Out Festival to name a few are also places that have offered me the opportunity to share inspiration to new audiences through my artwork.
I am currently the owner of Imagination Jubilation Indy, a local business that brings happiness to the community through artistic entertainment. From face painting, balloon twisting, henna tattoos, caricature portraits, art lessons, and live painting Imagination Jubilation allows creativity to flow graciously to kids and adults of all ages in the Indianapolis Community. Never limiting my artwork to a specific area or artist, I plan to extend my outreach to others across the globe during my life to inspire others to create, learn, and grow.
“Our world can be beautiful if we look for the beauty to be grateful for. Everyday I try to find something to be thankful for because I feel it attracts more beauty to inspire my life. I am thankful for the gift of growing. I am blessed for receiving the gift of creating art in my life. I am grateful for the experience of living and the opportunity to flourish. I want to find the beautiful things, the plentiful gifts and blessing of this life and paint them for others to see in case they forget to look for the beauty themselves.” – Julie Young
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
My artwork is non-objective and non-figurative abstract paintings. Acrylic paintings on canvas with some mixed media.
Jason’s style is one of “physicality” along the likes of Jackson Pollock and the abstract expressionists of the 1950’s. His work is collected everywhere from corporate collections to homes throughout the United States. His work has also been showcased in art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and throughout the Midwest. His recent work, both big and bold, has been inspired by the vivid color, texture, and beauty of Loreto, The Baja where from 2007 until 2010 Jason had a studio/gallery. Currently, Jason creates his unique paintings in his studio in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sandra K. Ziebold
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
I believe that art, creativity and motivation are all about feelings and emotions. I am an artist that strives in the everyday to keep things simple and spread positivity. I look for the peace and zen in the hustle and bustle, excitement and wonders of life and nature around us. I draw, paint, photograph, motivate, write, design and mix together artistic elements and media of all types to evoke fine art, literary and graphic design works that convey what I feel and visualize. Positive, creative energy is infectious…Other artists inspire me; I hope that I inspire other artists too! Inspirational ‘props’ to Russian street artist Pavel Puhov for his work entitled, Eyeglasses. LOVE IT!
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Drawing
Works mainly in 2D using varieties of mediums. Currently exploring abstract fluid painting.
focuses include: black & white portraiture, ink, scratchboard, fluid acrylics
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
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper; Digital Art
Beth Zyglowicz is a professional artist and illustrator based in Indianapolis. She is the owner of Space Turtle Studios. At Space Turtle, Beth utilizes her talents in both digital and traditional media to create some truly out of this world art. Wildlife, clockworks, fantasy creatures and beautiful atmospheric starscapes come together to form her signature technicolor style. She uses her talents in both digital and traditional media to create sci-fi and fantasy-inspired paintings and illustrations. Her current project is the weekly webcomic Lanterns of Arcadia, available to read at www.lanternsofarcadia.com
You can find more of her work online at http://spaceturtle.art
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