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Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
My name is James Dies and I am an Indianapolis based Illustrator focusing on portraiture with a highly detailed, surrealistic spin. I work across a variety of mediums, including paint, ink, and digital.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress; Visual Arts: Film, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Inspiration is the guiding light for Molly Anne Dykstra. Her intuition guides her use of materials and themes to create art which is both elegant and spontaneous. Her work is intensely personal, inviting the viewer to consider alternative ways to perceive the mundane. Adept at mediums from rock sculpture to fiber art and traditional oil painting, she chooses different paths to express her take on often inexplicable themes.
Ms. Dykstra is a self-employed, Indiana based artist. Among her awards are the Elle Siskind Award for Drawing and Best in Pastel (2016) at the Indianapolis Art Center and Best in Show (2017), First Place (2018), Third Place (2017) and Awards of Merit (2017, 2016), at the Annual Juried Show at Ivy Tech Community College, Honorable Mention, Professional Category in Embellished Fabrics (2017) and Sculpture (2016) at the Indiana State Fair. She has worked on several public art installations, including four murals funded by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (2017-2013), the Seeds of Light installation with Arlon Bayliss (2016), A Piece of Our Heart at Community North Hospital (2017) and the Shelters and Abodes installation at Ivy Tech Community College (2015). She is also a teaching artist, offering classes and workshops through the Garfield Park Arts Center.
Her exhibitions include her solo show, Meanderings, at the Garfield Park Arts Center (2017) and group show, Catalyst, at the Gallery at the Julian M. Carson Learning Resource Center. Ms. Dykstra’s other work includes illustrating the children’s book, All About Benjamin Franklin, for Cardinal Publishers Group and Blue River Press in 2016. She also has multiple IMDb credits for her work on Star Trek Continues, a web-based series, which included work in the swing gang, art department and as an extra. Her other IMDb credits include graphic design and concept for Leaves of Eden (2015), and work as an extra for The Life and Death of Sir Elizabeth (2013).
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
My name is Rebecca Entrican I am 18 years old and I am a Drawing and Illustration major at Herron School of Art and Design. I have received my AFA in Fine Arts from Ivy Tech.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper; re-cycle art ,paintings on slate and other non-traditional materials.
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: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
The sculpture is arrived through the manipulation of translucent aluminum mesh which is sculpted using original folding techniques developed many centuries in Japan. Each individual sculpture is assembled from pieces numbering just a few into the hundreds.
Each piece is custom painted with low VOC enamel paint to ensure durability and color. Custom Lighting can be included to give the illuminated sculptures a radiant glow and pattern the surrounding areas.
The lightweight kinetic sculpture ranges from 2’to 60′ in height.
The Sculpture is my expression of the transcendence of all unseen things. Those moments when we as human beings recognize the this moment is all we have. To arrive at that moment requires that all thinking stop. While studing Islamic Art I discovered that the geometric forms allowed the viewer to slow down and become still, and through their stillness the unseen became seen and transcendence could occur.
Through this transcendence the recognition of the “moment” allows peace and a end to suffering.
“Passion”, 2003, Aluminum Mesh, 24″x36″ “Thirst for Desire”, 2003, Aluminum Mesh, 40″x120″ “Waiting for The Sun to Rise”, 2002, Aluminum Mesh, 48″x240″ Aluminum sculpture, aluminum, abstract, expressionistic, hanging, palm leaves
Don R. Fitzpatrick
Visual Arts: Photography
Don R. Fitzpatrick is a fine art photographer and image maker from Zionsville, Indiana, U.S.A. Fitzpatrick graduated Brebeuf Preparatory School, Indianapolis, and holds a B.S. from Ball State University, where he studied film history and theory, photography, cinematography, and videography. Fitzpatrick also earned an M.S in electronic arts and speech communication from the Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler Unive.rsity.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
I am a retired gentleman who has always been artistic and creative, but in the past 2-3 years, I have developed a technique to create unique works of art on glass that has been well received at art fairs and through various open houses, resulting in purchases and enthusiastic patrons. I am seeking to expand my exposure.
I am not savvy with technology, so I rely on a friend for email communications, Facebook posts, etc. Her name is Marcia Wirt, and she will be happy to assist with communications. I am also deaf, which makes phone conversations difficult.
Note: My address is in Camby, IN 46113 which could not be populated in the address field.
Jose Garcia Legarda
Visual Arts: Painting
Jose Is a self-taught contemporary abstract painter from Lima, Peru (South America). Working with acrylic paints and traditional methods, he creates textures, movement and irregular shapes by using strong-vivid colors. He gives his images patterns and textures that fully express his artistic creativity. The form, color, and textures of his artwork send images of emotions that can be interpreted through the simplest forms. I begin an abstract painting quickly and it becomes more detailed as the composition starts to shape itself. José finds inspiration for his work in music which gives him the freedom to express his imagination through his paintings.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Works on paper
Gary Gee, finds the urban setting to be extremely fertile ground for all types of artistic expression. Some of this inspiration has evolved from illegal graffiti and hip hop culture, or was acquired directly from art studies to design creation for wearable apparel and gallery exhibition. Gee’s puts a lot of himself in his creations, much of the work is poetic and reflective of his experience in urban environments, the tight-knight communities, the dreams, desires, goals and the troubling and malevolent ways that black men are viewed by society. This work is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers taking the tangible form of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage sculpture exploring the weight, depth and breath of the inner-city agglomeration through storytelling.
The work is an extension of this versatile artist, it’s an honest visual narrative which includes a mix of natural talent, formal education, raw emotion with a sharp urban edge, and a strong street art aesthetic. The visual commentary in his artwork includes a compelling range of work expressing a wide range from as far back as his playful Jr. High School sense of humor days, or an eclectic satirical spin on daily life-daily living, to a more quantitative and powerful social and political perspective.
His current body of work has been based on exploration in ceramics which include pieces composed of hand cast miniature brick walls set off with a graffiti style amid visual symbols which he extracts and extends from the familiar. These often contain hidden messages, important cultural or social representations meant to engage the curious onlooker. The skulls are also hand cast, many of them contain imagery as well. The crowns are regal imbued with gleaming luster finishes, multiple layers of glazes and incorporating his favored mixed media aspect by utilizing acrylics and spray paints. The skulls that he creates are both a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time for him personally, due to the scientific aspects of ceramic media in general.
The effort that this gifted artist has put out into the universe has manifested into many honors and awards including selection as an Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, an Indiana Arts Commission, On-Ramp: Creative Career Accelerator Participant and a recent Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Accomplishments such as these have helped to bring his creations further into the arts mainstream as well as through participation in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. His work is now held in private and corporate collections.
Gee, has also now come to the realization that he should be more vocal as an artist, and in addition to creating distinctive artworks he recently began facilitating a weekly “Monday 2 Monday,” Motivational Monday campaign on social media in 2018.
Graphic Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Portrait, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I’m a Visual Communications Student currently working towards my degree. I’m self-taught in Adobe software products (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects). My work has been described as having retro and synth-wave vibes, As I specialize in surrealist works. I think it is exuberating to bring something that never existed before, into this re@li_ty::..
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
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 three children’s books available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She will finish a third book this year.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Scenic artist
Blythe Hager is a painter.
Jennifer Blue Hands
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I am an artist that works primarily on a large scale basis using exterior housepaint. I enjoy freeform but work well under instruction. I love nature, food, and figure drawing. Nature and abstract tend to be my go-tos but I am trained in figure drawing and also love to play with elongated and stretched figures. I love to use bright colors but am well rehearsed in monochrome. I am a mother of three awesome kids.
Artist of Color; Black Art; Ethnic Art; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
As an art-technologist I use art & technology to create content and immersive technology about entrepreneurship, cultural value, self-discovery & renewable-sustainable technology & lifestyle through virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality & integrated LEDs. My interest in spatial computing started from painting.
My previous background is painting and still is. As a painter I paint the universe in all of my paintings. The universe represents an expanding of the unknown or massive amount of potential that we just don’t have access to yet. This narrative could also be said about humanity and people. We all have unknown potential that we are not aware of and have not tapped into to access. Our genius within us.
From painting the universe, I also understood that “Creation Is When Art & Science Meet” the slogan of ArtisScience22 an art & technology platform I created. The scientific process is birth through imagination and creativity to solve problems. To sustain creativity, one must use science. At this point, I took online classes to become an electrical engineer and creating the hardware lead me to a more creative process through expression of technology called virtual reality or spatial computing.
All of my paintings, software, and hardware are engineered to create value and equity around the black experience to enhance the potential of humanity.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Glasswork, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts k-12 Certification through the state of Indiana.
International Baccalaureate Certification for Primary Years Program (grades k-5)
International Baccalaureate Certification for Middle Years Program (grades 6-10)
International Baccalaureate Certification for Diploma Program (11-12)
Advance Placement for Visual Arts Certification
Indiana University, Bloomington. Sept. 2001; Bachelor of Art education. Minor in East Asian Languages/cultures and Art History.
Olivet Nazarene University, June 2007; Masters of Education.
PYP training for IB schools. Fall 2011.
MYP training for IB schools. Feb 2012.
DP training for IB schools. Nov. 2013.
Advance Placement Certification. July. 2014
Kokomo Center Schools Professional Development Programs. 2001-present.
Student Teaching, Brown County Junior High, Nashville, IN Fall 2001.
Student taught with Patricia Bartels-Rhoden for three years total, a professional Artist in her own right as well as an educator.
Developed and implemented curriculum for grades 7th & 8th grade, general and gifted and talented.
Kokomo Center Schools; Lafayette Park Middle and Elementary School, Fall 2001-2010.
Developed and implemented Art curriculum for grades k-8th for 9 years.
Created and maintained Art Club, after school Art club for the middle school for 9 years.
Worked on large scale murals with students to beautify LPE.
Created cooperative student and parent relationships.
Established scaffolding curriculum for students of a wide range of Artistic Skills for maximum feedback and success of the student body.
Managed grades on PowerSchool for Middle schools students, grades 6th-8th.
Kokomo Center Schools: Lafayette Park Elementary International School, 2010-Present.
Created PYP units with co-workers for the PYP program at LPE, for grades k-5th.
Participated in many multicultural events and activities like Dia De Los Muertos and the Chinese New Year.
Calibrated projects to support lesson and units taught in general education classes, grades k-5th.
Kokomo Center Schools: Kokomo High School International School. Middle Years Program (9th and 10th Grades) 2012-Present.
Created integrative MYP units with co workers for the MYP program at KHS for grade 9 and 10.
Created Diploma Program units grades 11 and 12. 2014-present.
Taught Advance Placement Visual Arts. 2014-present.
Organized International students at KHS and Central to paint the Industrial Heritage Trail Mural.
Angie Meyer’s Design Studio, Jan. 2010-2014.
Teach semi-private Art Lessons for children 4 to 9 years of age.
Teach semi-private Art Lessons for Adults.
Arrange one day Art classes/workshops for children.
Artist in residence at Angie Meyer’s Design Studio.
Awards, Grants & Other Activities
3 time Kokomo Education Foundation Grant Winner.
McDonald’s Grant Winner 2004.
Winner of Park Bench Art Contest Spring 2011.
Designer and Head Art Teacher for the Industrial Heritage Trail Mural.
Shown in Galleries throughout Kokomo and Indianapolis, IN.
Indianapolis Art Center Dia De Los Muertos Participate Fall 2012.
3040 Art shows; Indianapolis, IN. Spring 2012-Present.
Instructor at Kokomo Art Association Gallery downtown. 2014-present.
Community projects for first fridays and the city of Kokomo. 2015-present.
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Works on paper
Becky Heimann is a printmaker and book maker from Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Fine Art and an emphasis in printmaking and books arts. Becky is passionate about the environment, and her work often celebrates the breathless beauty of our world. Her work is not meant to be a literal reflection of nature, but rather an emotional response to its ineffable beauty. Becky also takes inspiration from fairy tales and folk tales and is currently working on a book series that reimagines the visual elements of tales from around the world.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Poster Design, Character Design
I have always been drawing. Some of my first memories are of me in church and getting too restless and my mom would hand me a receipt and a pen and let me draw instead of waggling my legs at top speeds. Then I drew on my schoolwork, the teachers had mixed reviews on the finished products since a good deal of the time it covered up more “important” stuff like math. Agree to disagree, in my opinion. But I never stopped and it never got boring. Toys and games and other interests have come and gone, but I’ve never put down the pencil.
A lot of artists don’t admit they first and foremost draw for themselves, I definitely do and it took a long time and more than one round of self-examination to understand that. My perspective is slightly different because I typically draw things for a younger version of myself. I frequently think, “What would me at 7 years old want to see?” and create that, my tastes as a child leaned heavily toward the fantasy and horror genres and still do. I usually end up with images of monsters or animals in bright colors using much-loved influences from street art, animation, and tattoo flash. I’m also academically trained and use color theory and compositional fundamentals to hone these monsters and critters into more polished works than what I used to make on notebook paper in school.
In the past, I have tried to do other jobs and start multiple other careers, but lost interest in each one with time, but art never got boring. It got scary, it got difficult, and it got incredibly stressful in a multitude of ways, but never boring. I never want to stop creating and never intend to and am looking forward to making all the goofy-looking creatures in all the loud colors until my hands fall off.
Artist of Color; Black Art; Ethnic Art; Media; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications
In Billy’s work He pulls from the known 3D physical aspects of our world and combine them with the metaphysical astral world around us. He accredits his creativity to synesthesia and growing up on Indianapolis’s Eastside 46218.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
One of my first memories is of sitting at my grandma’s coffee table with paper and crayons and learning about perspective from Bob Ross on the television. I specifically remember him painting railroad tracks disappearing into the horizon line.Of course, being a youthful five-year-old at the time, I didn’t quite understand what“horizon” or “perspective” meant. But after that afternoon drawing lesson, I knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.My parents supported my dreams by allowing me to take art lessons through elementary and high school. I won blue and red ribbons through the CYO talent fairs. Eventually, I felt confident enough to participate in the art contest at the State Fair, where I received an honorable mention for my work.But soon after starting college, I decided that I wanted to pursue a different form of art—acting. I studied acting both at Ball State, London, and Oxford. I moved out to Los Angeles where I was lucky enough to be a part of many different well-known and loved television and film productions. And after living the Cali life for eight years, I found myself still wanting more.In 2011, I made the decision to move back to Indianapolis to be closer to my family. That's when I started painting again. I painted to heal and feel whole again. And at the prodding of friends and family, I’ve begun a professional art career. My passion is to create art that speaks to people.Though I enjoy working with every medium—from watercolors to oils—my current favorite medium is acrylics. My inspiration includes Gustav Klimt, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
“Visual art is not a medium of words. Moreover, when one changes language, soil, and surroundings, all that is left is color and metaphors. Fortunately, they are universal. Painting is my way of communicating with the world, and people in it, no matter the country.”
Artist of Color; Black Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Cierra Johnson and I am an artist. I advocate for whole humanity through visual representation. I have been drawing all my life. I was first exposed to fine arts through the public school system in Indianapolis. My personal practice is in painting & illustration. I love simple, effective design and bring a clean, tactile aesthetic to my work that emphasizes the human element.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Paul Johnson is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a printmaking major specializing in lithography with a minor in art history. His work includes both prints as well as paintings focusing on process, color, and the human figure. Paul has exhibited his work in a number of juried exhibitions including the Indianapolis Arts Center student show, where he received best of printmaking 2015, and The Water Show at Gallery 924. Most recently Paul and a group of his peers held their climatic thesis exhibition “KLPT” at the Circle South Gallery in Fountain Square, welcoming the public in to view their newest creations.
Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper
Henry’s Bio and List of Exhibitions
My name is Leo Jones and I have been drawing since I was little boy, I remember when I was little I used to scribble in my bible all the time. As I got older and became a man I considered myself a poet and a philosopher when it came to art. I grew up in a very religious background where I studied the art that was crafted in cathedrals and religious literature from different religions and studied there symbolisms. I have a very wild and spiritual imagination I also admire the artists and prophets of old such as Moses and Gustave Dore.When I draw I feel myself speaking to a higher power, so please don’t judge me. but enjoy the prophetic style and message in my art.
Visual Arts: Painting
In a way writing an artist statement is counterintuitive as art is a way to express the inexpressible or the struggles we face, but have trouble articulating.. However, language can provide some explanation to help us understand art.
I find inspiration for my work in the world around me particularly in nature, music, film, dreams, and mysticism. Stories often reveals the abstract layers of meaning of the dilemmas we encounter played out in the natural world. In reflecting on stories and observing nature, I see the whole range of human experience manifesting itself.
Incompleteness is a human condition. Finding meaning in nature, art, and our lives helps to alleviate this inherent human condition.
In my pastels, I strive to convey a sense of wonder and mystery, and aim to inspire the viewer with a sense of aesthetics and a purposeful narrative.
Ann W King
Oil, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, collage, acrylic, watercolor
Ann W. King opened A King’s Art Studio and Gallery at 60 E. Cedar St. Zionsville, IN 46077 in January 2001. Ann is a juried show award winning artist in both painting and jewelry. She represents 3 other juried show award winning artists in the gallery presenting a wide range of styles and media. Ann also does restoration of small china, wood, painting and jewelry objects.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Larissa Kinney is a Indianapolis based artist who focuses on landscapes and ethereal figures.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art retreat leader
I’m a visual teaching artist specializing in art retreats. My present series of paintings in process is about reconciliation. Eight large panels present a canopy in each color of the light spectrum with different groups of children underneath. The last one will culminate in white signifying the union of all into one- that union itself being a refuge for all peoples. I’m also developing and offering art retreats based on the Liturgy of the Hours – used a a conceptual template for expressive art, color theory and values. Contemplation of the seasons of life combined with times of the day from Vigils to vespers provide content for imaginative, guided projects. Other areas are portraits and commissions and fresh work for home staging.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper; Woodworking
Lightning wielding, mixed media artist Kyle Krauskopf creates like other people breathe. He has spent most of his life in the pursuit of artistic endeavor. Originally from a small town in Indiana this vagabond creative has taken his drive many places; most notably Seattle WA for the past 5 years as well as several European countries when he backpacked through them in 2017. He recently retuned to his home state to construct a “base of operations” for the newly developed goal of displaying in as many places throughout the world as possible. Equipped with a sense of wonder and knack for creativity since birth, Krauskopf has always been drawing and creating. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, where he learned what it was like to be around other creatives and was instilled with a drive to contribute something “new” to the world of art. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Krauskopf has gotten into the habit of self-imposed, year long artistic goals. The most notable of which was in 2015 when he decided to design and craft a new wooden animal each day of the year with his trusty scroll saw. 365 Days of Wood made the artist realize he places very little before commitment to his craft; that with dedication, persistence, and lots of hard work he could create impressive and wondrous works. His work was recently featured in the national lifestyle magazine Vie, in tandem with an interview by editor Jordan Staggs. The work featured is of his Visual Vomit series. These pieces can best be described as heavily emotive pictorial menageries. Each piece strives to marry realistic depiction of people, places, and things, with less detailed, but powerfully colored objects. These pieces typically “radiate” from a centrally located theme or idea. Repetition, color, size, detail, and shape all go into the process of achieving a visual balance. Krauskopf also conceived of the Virago Artist Collective, an international artist collaboration striving to highlight powerful and influential women throughout history. The team consists of 13 artists and features a new personality and artist every month for the year of 2018, after which the whole body of work is to be shipped to each participants’ city for a showing of the collection. When Krauskopf isn’t having delusions of grandeur or conceiving of his next unrealistic challenge he can be found seeking out new and interesting conversation or enjoying a glass of gin.
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