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Visual Arts: Ceramics, Visual Arts Instructor
After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from IU Bloomington, I have been a teaching artist in various local arts programs for the past 14 years. I’ve run my current studio in The Murphy Ats Center for 5 years, and am currently running after school programs at CFI in the IPS school district.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
I’ve always loved art and crafts and doodled on my algebra notes. I started seriously working on portraits while at college, although I didn’t pursue an art career. Despite this, I managed to get noticed in many of the places I worked and was commissioned to do portraits, posters, flyers, brochures, caricatures, etc. during my work day. I wrote and illustrated training manuals for one organization and sold commissioned portraits in my free time. I took a hiatus from art while raising my 3 girls. Now I use my daughters as models for a variety of pictures. In the past 3 years, having more time to spend on art, I designed a website, opened an art studio at Lafayette Renaissance Academy and participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibitions, doing demonstrations and assisting local art organizations with creating brochures and websites. I work with pencil, pastel, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I tend to mix mediums, using pastels and colored pencil together or watercolor and pastel. I’ve created portraits with subjects in live sittings and from photographs. I enjoy drawing portraits and also enjoy creating ‘fantasy’ pictures of mermaids, angels and elves. I also enjoy re-creating the many places I’ve visited in the US, Canada and Europe.
Currently my work can be viewed online at llauter.com. I have had artwork at the Art Museum of Lafayette and the Mental Health Association. Shows include an exhibition at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Crawfordsville Art Fair & the Round the Fountain Art Festival.
In 2010, I was hired to complete a series of paintings for an office waiting room- the largest being 36′ x 48′ and upon completion of this, I went on to paint murals in adjacent space.
In 2012, I opened a shop in downtown Lafayette called Main Street Artisans and featuring artisan crafts and fine art.
In 2014, I moved back to Indy and adopted a puppy. I currently work on portraiture and formulating natural home and bath products.
Multiracial; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Lori Leaumont is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN, with a BFA in Ceramics. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and while she loves living in Indianapolis, she is still very influenced by the unique culture of the city she grew up in (especially the food!) She works primarily in porcelain, both on and off the potter’s wheel, but her background in painting, and her love of comics and illustration have inspired her to combine the two. During COVID, she has focused on digital illustration using an iPad and Procreate to continue working and processing ideas from home.
Her work has been shown in juried group shows both locally and nationally, and she currently teaches freelance workshops for children and adults, as well as creates work in her studio at home.
Her influences include her hometown, fairytales and folklore, Japanese anime and pop culture, internet and nerd culture, as well as ceramic artists such as Ayumi Horie, Molly Hatch, and Jason Walker. She loves creating objects that can be loved and used every day, and that also tell a story. She hopes to convert everyone to her addiction to handmade ceramics, and firmly believes that once you drink your morning beverage out of a handmade mug, you’ll never want to use anything else. She also loves teaching both adults and children how to play in the mud again, which she thinks is equally addictive.
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Painting, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture
I have striven throughout my life to create imaginative work that connects with the viewer while alluding to my personal mythology.
I use highly detailed imagery while examining the individual’s pursuit of the sublime. I use beauty and craftsmanship to make my work approachable. Then, I project a new experience onto traditional sculpture by adding contemporary imagery to create a new visual experience.
I need to communicate more than beauty. Viewers that choose to look deeper will find unexpected elements that encourage them to think or feel, yet the work is enjoyable and approachable.
Laura Levine is a Hoosier artist, raised in Evansville, Indiana. She started her B.F.A. at Indiana University in Bloomington, studied in Florence, Italy, and completed her B.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After living briefly in Detroit after college, she returned to Indiana to live permanently. Exposure to the Renaissance work in Florence has had a significant impact on her work. Her pieces are a mixture of traditional figurative and classical influences, as well as her personal contemporary mythology.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Photography
I compose images out of a drive to create, using any means and media available to me, in whatever combination produces what I see in my imagination. Making an image is the most sincere and truthful form of communication I have available to me. I am inspired by connection and appreciation of the subject or form, or its environment and situation. My preference of subject would breathe, think, and feel. This centers my focus on producing figurative work over architecture, landscapes, or detailed and complex artificial settings.
I use mixed media and pigments, both traditional and unconventional, with commercial and hand-made materials and mediums, using uncommon tools and applicators, and without prejudice to rules or convention. I strive for a level of realism that is consistent with life, over any heavy reliance on stylization or abstraction. My techniques can be unorthodox and without the constraint of traditional process – a rare benefit from being mostly self-taught. Regardless of the methodology, the subject or theme of the work remains respectful to point of reverence to classical themes and subject.
The goal is that the final product is true to my best abilities without regard to being easily categorized. I want to create images, and leave the explanations to others.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Sculpture
I am an architect turned builder turned remodeler turned furniture maker turned functional artist turned public artist. My prime motive is to awaken and make viewers think about their lives and their environment. I have worked in a multitude of media and at a range of scales varying from residential subdivision creation to small religious artifact design and construction.
Thaddeus (Tad) Lupton
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Moved to Indiana in the fourth grade
Love to oil paint interpretive impressionist landscapes and figures
Living in Ft. Benjamin Harrison currently
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
I enjoy creating site-specific one-of-a-kind sculptures for my clients. I work in all metals, wood, stone, fiber-resin, and specialize in bronze through the lost wax technique. I love to focus on making emotional connections between people and the surrounding environment. I am an artist at heart, comfortable with people, and technically experienced to bring out the best in my medium. Whether your needs are a personalized custom created sculpture, or a corporate brand image, I would enjoy working with you to fulfill your needs.
Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
I am a self taught artist. I feel it is important to express myself through art about racial injustices. I want to create art to show beauty in people and in life around us. Im always learning and growing and trying to express how I feel and what I see throgh my art.
Visual Arts: Painting
I m amateur artist basically works in Indian paintings but would love to paint new kinds. I m having a good hand in oil paintings.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative
My goal as a potter is to create functional, well designed pieces that are inviting to use in everyday life, yet are unique, one-of-a-kind originals that the purchasers will be proud to display in their homes and collections.
I am inspired by pottery from ancient civilizations and I contemplate how the pots fit into the framework of their lives. I am especially excited if I can identify fingermarks left by the maker generations ago.
I am proud to continue that craft in this era of mass production, and I strive to leave an imprint of my own touch or gesture in the clay in the making process.
For me, the search for harmony of form, color and function is an ongoing journey and my work is continually evolving.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Painting
Hello, my name is Kris May and I am a graphic designer, illustrator, painter and muralist. I have been a working artist in Indianapolis, IN for over 5 years and an artist for as long as I can remember. Up until March 2009 I owned and operated a real store and comtemporary art gallery here in Indy, and I am now working in the arts through a communtiy arts center, as a freelance designer from home and through many other venues.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Earthworks, Film, Jewelry, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Behavioral Arts Facilitator
I utilize my artistic gifts to encourage self expression with K-12 students. I facilitate behavioral art with others who are recovering from traumatic experiences, and those in criminal diversion programs.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I create many contrasts in my work, such as bright, abstract, organic shapes vs. thin, gesture lines, and glossy vs. matte finish. I do this by creating many layers and textures using much mixed media. I love to find the beauty in things that other people have discarded. I tend to take found objects, newspaper clippings, sand, twine, and glue to uniquely individualize my oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. I also listen to my subconscious, striving to paint intuitively. Another process I use to give a distinct characteristic to my paintings is my application of thick layers to build up the canvas creating a somewhat sculptural feel. Some of my paintings are very conceptual, but I do not believe that it cannot evoke a personal feel for the viewer as well. Living in downtown Indianapolis has inspired much of my hectic city life and fast paced traffic series.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Visual Arts: Ceramics
Courtney Murphy, an up and coming ceramic artist in Indianapolis, IN, was born and raised in New York, and moved to the Midwest in 2010. She is currently a senior and will receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN in 2017. Her degree is in Integrative Studio Practice and she focuses on ceramics and sculpture. During her time at Herron she has created two and three dimensional pieces in mediums of wood, metal, ceramic, charcoal, graphite, fabric, resin, and foam. Her past work has focused on semi-realism and warping reality into supernatural and fantasy realities. Her recent work focuses on stacking ceramic forms on top of each other to create unusual, but functional forms that can be used for everyday things. Her most recent event was the Speedway Arts and Ale, in Speedway, IN.
I grew up in a toxic environment where my role models were my abusive, alcoholic parents, and my heroin-addicted brother. Most nights were filled with arguments, screaming, and violence. My only escape was through my art. My safe haven was a locked door, calming music, and a brush. I truly believe that art is the reason I was able to avoid being sucked into this toxic environment, and for this reason, I can write this letter today. I owe my life to art. It was, and always will be, my therapy. I was able to block out the yelling and create new worlds and environments to thrive in. This is where my passion radiates. I want to show the world just how powerful art can be, and how it can heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I want to help people. My career goal is to work in a hospital or hospice with children. I want to help give them the childhood they are missing because they are sick. I empathize with them. I had to grow up way too fast in my environment and that just sucks. I want to help improve their quality of life, even if it is for a short while. It is worth it to know you made a difference in someone’s life, for an hour a day, twice a week. They could forget they were sick for a bit and just be a kid, and I want to be that person for them. I am an extremely dedicated, devoted, and passionate individual. I know I can make a difference if I am given the opportunity to learn, create, and conquer in this program. All I need is a platform to shine.
Katrina J. Murray
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Collections and exhibits of note:
Eskenazi Health, IU Health Neuroscience Center, Community North Hospital, Indiana Humanities, Palomino Restaurant.
2016 & 2014 Art from the Heartland, Biennial, Indianapolis Art Center, Jurors: Mindy Taylor Ross and Sarah Urist Green, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Ceramics Residency with Julie Edwards a Rhode Island School of Art and Design graduate, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Award of Excellence – 119th Annual Exhibition by Richmond and Area Artists, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN
2012-to 2015 Painting Instructor, Herron School of Art & Design, CLP, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Speaker, SOFAexpo for Codaworx, Topic: IU Health Neuroscience Public Art Installation, Chicago, IL 2011
2011 Artist Assistant, Expedition Bogota-Indianapolis, Danielle Riede and Alberto Baraya, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
2011 Attended the Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy,
2011 International Experience Scholarship, Study abroad, Italy
Multi Arts; Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
An artist is born, never made.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
The unexpected oddness of our lives – twists, turns, stumbles and rebirths, all form our expression, stance, and style of interaction, always embellished with the subtle marks and scars of life’s experiences.
My figurative claywork is composed of hollow, handbuilt forms. I use various pinching, pulling, slab, and attaching techniques. Surfaces are often carved, textured, or roughened . After a bisque firing, pieces are rubbed and brushed with layers of underglazes, majolicas, and glazes. There are often multiple firings to achieve the surfaces and colors desired.
I also work with tiles, decorative, yet functional, pottery forms, and painted drawings on roofing felt. Come by my studio at the Harrison Center on first Fridays, or check my website to see examples of my work.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting, Sculpture
I am a fine art painter and scenic artist, a sculptor, a designer, and a master carpenter and builder. I design, build, and/or paint sets, props, elements, exhibits and environments. Theatre, being the varied and composite art form that it is, has allowed me to develop all my artistic sensibilities with a variety of mediums, and challenged me to become adept with a wide range of styles. I make large scale, interactive works of art for the theater and museums.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Mother, veteran, artist of 30 plus years. Specializing in realism, surrealism. Abstract mix media, muralist, sculpture, woodworking, and construction. I was a tattoo artist for 20 years.
Melissa Parrott Quimby
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Melissa Parrott Quimby is a contemporary visual artist who emphasizes the movement of shape and color in her paper collages, ceramic forms, abstract paintings and intuitive drawings. Her work is charged by the activity of creating a mark to capture a specific moment in time. Through a selective process of integrating bold, vivid hues she creates dynamic imagery that commands a rhythm of space inspired by nature. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Herron School of Art & Design in 1995 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2003. Her work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally while being recognized with a variety of awards including a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 2007 and Art in the Parks and Historic Sites from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2018. She has taught numerous workshops and currently teaches foundations and drawing at Herron School of Art & Design.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Creating fine art with the aid of the computer has allowed me to be more open and creative with my ideas and style. I don’t necessarily use the computer to complete each work, but when used even partially as a tool, my creativity seems to flow more naturally and easily.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Conservation/Restoration, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Full time artist .Graduated with a B.A. in art and have continued my studies with artists around the world.When I’m not making art I’m thinking about making it! Currently sculpting in bronze. stone and wood. Love plein air painting and all forms of painting media.I also work as an Art Conservator specializing in a broad range of objects. I couldn’t imagine a world without art! Its a must for me. Commissions accepted and will work with your budget.
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