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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
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Printmaking, Textiles, Works on paper
Knabe, whose studio is in the Historic Stutz Building, is a painter, printmaker and surface designer who has worked with many nationally respected artists and has pieces in public and private collections around the country.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Jessica Kramer is an artist and writer living in Indianapolis. Her current work, Once Removed, is a series of monotypes inspired by her late mother’s oil paintings. Through both technique and subject, the series explores grief, beauty, and the distance of memory.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, New Media/Technology, Printmaking, Textiles, Works on paper
“Everything is a reaction, my expressions included. I try to absorb as much as I can from all interactions and let my reactions be expressive, for you to see, or hear, or touch. I hope never to be static.” – Anna Landsman
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking
Painter / Printmaker with works in many private collections in the Indianapolis Area.
Public collections include Franklin College, Diekhoff Collection, Haan Collection, Rapp Collection and the Indiana State Museum.
William Lawson was one of the youngest artists to win top honor in the Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage Arts with his paintings. As a young artist, he closely studied the works of the Hoosier Group and earned several awards in Indiana’s juried exhibitions.
He is known for his urban scenes of Indianapolis as well as remote landscapes.
After leaving Indiana, Lawson relocated to the Pacific Northwest where he painted images of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. His works document images of Indianapolis and Seattle that have been forgotten or changed in the process of gentrification.
Since the mid 1990’s, Lawson Indianapolis work has uniquely depicted area neighborhoods such as Fountain Square, Lockerbie, Chatham Arch, Irvington and Old Northside.
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking
Although Judy works in various media, printmaking is the primary medium of her work especially monotypes and woodcuts. Printmaker, paintings, drawings – contemporary, figurative, landscapes, etc.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
I am an artist living and working in Indianapolis, IN. I grew up in a rural Indiana town of 300 and spent lots of my childhood creating art and inventing ways to keep myself entertained. I spent my free time playing sports, riding bikes, and building forts. I had a classic 80’s childhood…outside playing from sun up to sun down. The one constant in my childhood was my love for art. I knew from an early age that art was the only career path for me, and have been pursuing it ever since.
I live in South East Indianapolis with my husband and two beautiful sons. They constantly inspire me to push forward and create my best work. My six year old is my biggest fan and critic and often enjoys creating along side me. I hope to pass on a love for art on to the next generation…so far so good.
Dara G. Lewis
Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor; Drawing
Dara G. Lewis has always bee a visual learner. Growing up it was quickly understood that she needed greater visual reference than most to excel. But as she grew up if there was no visual reference provided she made her own which also started to help those around her understand concepts given. Growing up she had multiple artistic interests including ballet, visual art and horseback riding. Ballet and horses too precedent since being homeschooled prevented finding any good art teacher. She excelled in both and moved onto becoming a horse trainer in Dressage and other training disciplines. Still dancing she remained a ballerina and choreographer into her early twenties. Listening to her parents’ desires for her to gain a non-artistic education in hopes for a more “lucrative” career at age 19 she attended nursing school at the local community college in Sanborn, NY. She excelled within this field as well, although still sketching the human body during A&P classes to satisfy her artistic itch. One year into the two year RN program there was a problem. The college had ignorantly left open the formaldehyde vat the dissected cats were being stored during A&P classes. Dara’s station was right next to the vat and caused severe brain damage. Needing to drop out of college and plagued by seizures she spent the next 8 months in and out of doctors offices and hospitals waiting for an answer. The only thing she had was her art so she started drawing….a lot. After finding a medicine that worked things returned to a relative normal; but left side brain damage remained. She found certain things like coordination, language, memory and math very difficult. Professional possibilities narrowed greatly for her. She decided to cut the nonsense and go for what she originally wanted to go for…Visual Art. Showing a few times before finally building the courage and ability to drive she signed up for classes at the University of Buffalo, NY at the age of 22. Attending art classes gave her hope back. She graduated Magna cum Laude within three years and was asked to return for the Noncommittal show at the beginning of 2013. She moved to Indianapolis that year after a year long of Skype dating her soon to be husband. They met at the yearly Messiah Conference for Messianic Jews and Believers and fell in love quickly. After a second terror bout of seizures she married Nick Lewis later that year. Even more damaged she spent the next year on sabbatical from everything trying to recover; in 2015 she started making art again. Now a year later she is working on a new body of work with a specific range of themes.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Printmaking
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and studied at Herron School of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in Drawing and Illustration in 2019. My concentration is in silk screen printing, with an emphasis on creating illustrative designs.
Visual Arts: Photography, Printmaking
Indianapolis is where I grew up, and except for time in the military, is where I lived most of the first 45 years of my life. Childhood had a beat, a rhythm, begun when my Dad took his young family to Michigan for summer vacations. Bright blue water, brown-sugar sand, and pines up to the sky every summer established an appreciation.
My interest in photography developed (ouch!) into profound love, as the surroundings in my new home beckoned. I have had modest success sharing the images through print sales and immodest satisfaction in finding that I can experience beauty more fully when expressing it in print. And learn from it. Every day.
My current efforts are twofold. There are direct comparisons of photographs made in 1990, when downtown Indianapolis was undergoing demolition, to new images of the same scenes made now. I am astonished at the change. There is also a series of impressions coming of what the city, and little parts of it, look like to me without reference to what came before. Beauty, where I find it. Timeless.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Indianapolis-based painter, photographer, designer, and dude on a bike. Former company member of ECLECTICPOND THEATRE COMPANY (2013 – 2017). Formerly associated with Midwest Emerging Artists. Lover of Dada, prone to biting the hand that feeds. Perhaps a little too fond of The Hudson Hawk and Machines of Loving Grace.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Ess McKee, a mixed media artist, is an Arizona native based in Indianapolis, IN. Ess discovered her passion for her chosen means of expression while living in Frankfurt, Germany as a child. Inspired by an appreciation for graffiti art and hip hop culture, she began to focus on character illustrations and abstract typographic forms. With a background in graphic design, she merges the world of analog and digital to create works that are both grunge and cosmetic.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Printmaking; tattoo art
Hiya! I am a recent transplant to this rad city, Bloomington In. I’m a 37 year old professional tattoo artist/painter/illustrator. My work centers on all things nerdy, sci-fi, and horrific, and i tend to use a more vibrant palette. Check out my work or schedule an appointment with me at WWW.CHRISMCVILLAIN.COM, I am always looking for collaborators, shows to submit to or host, projects, and all professionals otherwise interested in similar arts and visual debauchery, and I am always open to commission!
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
For centuries humans have created art purely to express what was inside them, begging to be let out. Feeling a strong connection to the primal markings our ancestors used in their caves, on the cliffs, with piles of stones and even in the wet earth, I manipulate layers of materials with my hands and other simple tools as a way to connect back to those primitive urges. By using artistic, industrial and natural resources such as paper, acrylic, ink and even concrete, gravel, sand, stones and wood I tell visual stories using organic and geometric shapes. The act of physically connecting the layers and materials in each piece is a very fulfilling, sensory experience.
Creating abstract art has come to be a passion in my life and sharing the artistic methods I explore with others is a natural part of my process. I am continually fascinated by the originality that dwells within each person! Given access to the same media and techniques no two individuals create the same thing. Watching their progress as I guide them through an artistic process helps me to grow as an artist as well.
Viewers are drawn to my work by the texture, color and details. By spending time with my art they will also find things hidden within the layers, waiting to be discovered. I delight in the moment when those details reveal themselves to others, sparking inspiration, stirring emotions or provoking thought.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Sarah Jayne Mercado began her craft of upcycling in her early teens after learning how to sew. For her, art is both about the processes and the experimentations. She practices collage, assemblage, abstraction, and all the things in between.
Sarah lives in Franklin, Indiana where she immerses into her studio life surrounded by the sounds of birds, dogs, and trains. The inspiration for her art comes from her encounters with unique people and their stories, the curiosities of various societies, and the despairing and wondrous moments experienced through the processes of living. Life is about the journey and Sarah plans to expand upon her life and the lives of others through our humanistic need to create.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Dreamer, analog junkie, artist, collector.
I’I’m an Indianapolis based artist, illustrator and self-publisher with a focus on astronomical art and space travel.
I’m all about empowering others through art, music, DIY/Zine culture, and comics! I hope to encourage others to be curious, explore the world around them, and embrace science.
I have taught bass guitar and zine making for Indianapolis Girls Rock camp, instructed art courses for Forever Fit Summer Camp, and led workshops on zine making and rubber stamp creation for Indianapolis’ Gluestick Festival. Even though I never received a degree in art, I love to paint watercolors and write/draw comics on the daily. I always have a sketchbook and you’ll probably see me drawing in it while at the pub.
When I’m not making art and zines, I enjoy reading, urban sketching, going on adventures with Vyvyan (the wonder pup) and playing bass/singing in a few punk bands.
Organizing INDPLS Zine Fest
Visual Arts: Illustration, Photography, Printmaking
In 1980, Wilbur opened the Indianapolis-based photo studio, WM Photographic Services, Inc. WM Photo has served local, national and international businesses with both corporate and advertising imagery.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
John Moore was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in December of 1961. Youngest of five children, he started early with drawing and sketching, receiving lots of help and advice from Charleyn Moore, his mother.
In 1981 he got his first real job as a commercial artist, drawing black line illustrations for audivisual films and technical manuals.
In 1991 he earned his BFA degree in studio painting from Memphis College of Art.
In 2001 he began selling his first art works online, and is painting and showing art work locally as of today.
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.
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
My earlier still life paintings focused on simple objects like folding chairs, umbrellas, broken toys, or paper airplanes. These objects were painted directly from life as they lay on the studio floor. The goal was that the works be visually pleasing and enjoyable in the formal sense, emphasizing process and the tactile qualities of paint as opposed to taking a photorealistic approach to the subject matter. My recent work draws from mass media images of the chaos that is so much a part of life in the modern world. Again the goal is to make works that are visually pleasing and enjoyable in the formal sense, utilizing low resolution news clippings as a point of departure for painterly invention. These paintings explore present and pending natural disasters, war, and the general indiscretion of man in the search for redemption.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mixed Media Visual Artist working with Installations, Contemporary Jewelry and Slow Clothing.
Studied fine arts at FAAP College (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado/Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation), textile design at ESMOD (École Superieur des Art et Technique de la Mode/College of Art and fashion textile techniques), natural dyeing, photography, knitting, batik techniques, shibori, pojagi, woodcut, metal engraving, patchwork & quilting and contemporary jewelry.
Participated at Venice Biennial, have done lectures and exhibitions in Art and Design Museums, Art Galleries, Design Stores and Art Institutions in Lisbon, New York, Madrid, Chile and many cities in Brazil, such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Campinas, São José dos Campos, Botucatu, Porto Alegre, Espírito Santo and Brasília.
Donna M. Ozbun
Visual Arts: Printmaking
My work represents my feelings and emotions, often in symbolic or dream images. Color is important in my hand-pulled prints, consisting of transparent, overlapping textures and hues.
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.
Mary Lee Pappas
Literary Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Textiles
Pappas is an Indianapolis native and freelance journalist having worked as an art critic for NUVO Newsweekly and arts journalist for the IndyStar. She is an oil painter and printmaker.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Myra is an Indiana based sculptor/artist/educator. She received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She has been teaching joyfully in Indianapolis for several years. She teaches from her studio and at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Her work enlivens both private and public collections.
Wood and metal are her primary media. “I love the infinite possibilities of working with wood and metal: bending, sawing, shaping, forging, and painting.” When a piece is finished, it makes me feel…….crazy good.
Joshua Mark Phillippe
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Joshua Mark Phillippe is an American artist working in the mediums of painting, photography, and printmaking. Joshua’s work has appeared in a wide-range of media including Brooklyn Ink, NYTimes.com, Whitehot Magazine and in Studio, a quarterly produced by the Studio Museum in Harlem. Joshua is a member of the Indianapolis artist cooperative Cat Head Press.
Joshua is Professor of Art & Art History at Ivy Tech, Central Indiana. He has an MFA from the City College of New York and a BA in Art History & Studio Art from Indiana University Bloomington. Joshua has participated in several National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants including; Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America at the Newberry Library in Chicago (2012-13), and World Religions in Indianapolis in coordination with IUPUI (2015-17). Joshua has completed the Master Teacher Program at the college and was granted sabbatical in 2019 to continue work on an ongoing Puerto Rico project titled My Fellow Americans.
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