Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Crafts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Nasreen copyedits for a living, and writes poetry and paints to stay sane. She grew up in West Africa and Indonesia and moved to the wide and gritty American Midwest by way of New York City. She and her toddler son live in their bungalow on Indianapolis’ Near Westside. On a Friday night she can be found cooking various organ meats or chasing down a stellar mint julep.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
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: 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: 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.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
“I love diversity: change of seasons, geographic areas, natural settings vs. man-made machinery, country vs. metro. My objective is to develop a mood for the viewer. I’ve been an avid artist all my life and have always felt creative. I like to experiment with new procedures, methods, etc. If something works I keep it. I like things to look natural, not forced. I feel like a musician who can master passages of the grand, the subtle, fast, the slow, the happy and the sad.” Morris Kurz
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Photography
“I am a commercial advertising photographer/videographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I always look at what more I can bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than selling a piece of art to someone that will admire it every day.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Leck is a Ball State graduate who majored in graphic design/fine art specializing in drawing, painting and printmaking. He’s currently a self-employed freelance artist specializing in large scale murals. His biggest project to date is a 16′ x 30′ 3-D illusion mural in the Baker & Daniels Club at Lucas Oil Stadium. Between mural gigs, Leck works on personal artwork in his studio at the Harrison Center. While his commissioned work is primarily realistic or trompe l’oeil, his personal work is mostly surreal. Leck also enjoys a good laugh.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Welcome to my page, I hope you enjoy! I am an artist, illustrator based out of Indianapolis, IN. I enjoy painting in acrylics, Illustration and digital arts. If you have any question feel free to message my shaelewis [!at] yahoo.com.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Chelsie Liberati is an artist and illustrator based in Indiana. She received a B.F.A. in painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and has since created murals throughout the United States for private collectors and various companies in the entertainment industry.
Chelsie is currently illustrating her first children’s book, but continues to create large-scale works for private residences and commercial spaces.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting; Chalk Art
I am a visual artist working in collage, acrylics, and digital media.
I have a passion for public art and finding ways to bring art and community together.
2018 Johnson County Community Foundation Muralist
2018 Art Collective Director
2017/2018 Indianapolis Art Council High Art billboard artist
2017 Indy Do Day #Itsmycity Chalk Art Muralist
2017 Traffic Signal Box Muralist
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Carving
Jamie Locke is best known for her intricate hand-carved mandalas on wood, metal, glass and leather. A self-taught artist, Jamie is adept at taking a vision and turning it into reality. Her strength is in her hunger for creating, and exploring different methods and mediums, always bearing in mind that in the creative process the vision sometimes evolves into something completely unexpected. “For me, the process of creating a mandala is always one of inspired revelation, elemental surprise, and pure bliss.”
Locke’s work can also be found around Indianapolis through a series of public art projects such as The Harmony Mural, featuring her mandala designs along the Monon Trail, the #IndyAngelWings Project, a collaborative mural project with artist Megan Jefferson and most recently the Indy Art and Seek Project.
Whether she is carving, drawing or painting, her desire is to always breathe positivity into the world and hopes that her creations will inspire, encourage and uplift. Jamie predominately works creating one of a kind commission works but also posts available pieces here: Available Works
When not creating art of her own, she travels and plays cajon/djembe and a mean shaker egg with wife, Australian singer-songwriter, Martine Locke and is a proud mother to Harley (Ball State) and Alayna (Indiana University.)
You can visit Jamie in her studio at Red Barn Arts where she is a Resident Artist.
Red Barn Arts Collective, 6015 Bonna Ave, Studio #7, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper
“Energy and raw feeling. Serenity gained from recognition of darker emotions. These are the themes that I draw upon in creating my highly idealized figures. I also demonstrate influence from favorite pop culture or, more often, my own experiences struggling as a non-bohemian, non-traditional young artist, husband, father and professional. As my compositions seek to remind us, we are all on an arduous path of survival.” – Lopez
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Academically trained in oil paint, I am an Illustrator & comic-book artist creating digitally colored, hand-drawn ink & brush images. Since 2016, I have worked as a professional illustrator for USA English, a private Beijing and Hong Kong based Chinese company that teaches English to youth. Contributing over 250 commissions to date, my images are serialized and sold as lesson plans in online and hard-copy format for a variety of curriculums.
My personal work focuses on telling stories about my observations of life’s absurdity and irony through engaging, graphic novel imagery and humor. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do take my discipline seriously and every job is handled with utmost professionalism. With a decade’s worth of business-sales experience, I have a well-rounded understanding of the nuances within healthy inter-personal relationships.
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: 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.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Digital Illustration
Kasey May’s artwork is best known for its colorful and curious nature. She specializes in digital illustration, merging modern digital art technology with techniques more often found in traditional painting mediums. Since she was very small, Kasey has drawn obsessively. First, she drew on legal pads and continuous feed computer paper. She eventually graduated to sketchpads and dabbled in multiple mediums including ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and ending up working in the printing industry for nearly a decade, Kasey now freelances full time and is trying to get involved with her community.
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.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Murals, Photography, Sculpture
I am open to all areas of print and painting. I love creating and working with people to make beautiful work. I enjoy using different media and illustrating on unique surfaces. I am currently working on a project using car hoods that have been salvaged from wrecks to promote “Don’t Text and Drive.”
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.
Large Acrylic Paintings
Here you will find a wide variety of my art with many different styles. Most of these have been sold. I do a lot of commission work.
I sold 5 paintings to Mrs.(coach)Caldwell from the Indianapolis Colts- and have done 14 paintings for 9 different Indianapolis Colts players. My favorite painting was sold to a New York art Dealer. I have 3 paintings sold to a McDonald’s restaurant and 2 more to the owner. My painting “Abstract Aspens” was entered in the Central Indiana Artist Exhibition and I won First Place in the Professional division in the oil/acrylic category. I recently sold to large commission 6×6 foot abstracts for the Key Bank Building on the circle downtown Indianapolis. I have won 1st place Purchase Awards two years in a row at Carmel’s Plein Air Paint Out . I’m available for commission work with your thoughts, ideas and colors. Contact me at Charlesamcnally@gmail.com
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Amiah Mims is an ever-growing designer, painter, illustrator and photographer. She is a 2015 graduate of Kent State University where she majored in Visual Communication Design and minored in Photo Illustration. She is also a retired KSU collegiate level gymnast.
Though she currently works as a Graphic Designer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, she still seeks opportunities to feed her inner organic artist. Over the years, she has taken on multiple freelance projects–from sketches to portrait paintings to large murals, donated art pieces to charity auctions and has participated in a few showcases. To date, her career highlights include the Welcome Race Fans project (2019), the BLM Boarded Window Mural project (2020) and the BLM Street Mural project. Her style is her own and it, along with her medium, varies depending on her mood or the content of the work.
Reading is her favorite pastime, along with singing in the shower. Sometimes in public, but mostly in the shower.
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.
Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Gaby Mojica is a working Indianapolis artist with a Fine Arts degree. Her artwork is a mix of fantasy, illusions, and reality, each with special attention to detail that brings the viewer to experience a unique story with every piece. The stories of her pieces display a personal narrative or an activist approach. She loves nature and her pieces often portray a natural element in the shape of plants, water, animals or a female form.
Gaby Mojica has also acquired some experience doing SFX Make-up and Photography. One of her favorite things is to combine more than one artistic field to create something new and original.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Jessica Laine Morris
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
I am an illustrator and portrait artist specializing in creating dreamy, surreal and fantastical works of art. I have a love for animals, nature, and history and often incorporate these themes into my work.
I was born and raised in central Indiana and I’m currently based in Indianapolis.
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: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
BORN AND RAISED IN INDIANAPOLIS, I LIVE IN BROAD RIPPLE WITH MY WIFE OF 20 YEARS. I HAVE BEEN AN ARTIST ALL MY LIFE AND WORKED IN ALL TYPES OF MEDIA. MY FOCUS RIGHT NOW IS MURAL WORK AND MY ABC PAINT PARTIES. CHECK WWW.NEALARTISTRY.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Works on paper
“A circle is a straight line that never ends. My paintings are a part of me that keep evolving and changing and never ending. I knew at age six I was going to be an artist. Painting isn’t something I do, its something I am. I cannot turn it on or off, it ebbs and flows through me at its well. Art is inherent in our family; my grandfather was a self taught painter. I have been given the gift of a creative soul and the courage to follow that path. A few of my influences are Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gough and Robert Rauschenberg.”
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Earthworks, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Portrait, Works on paper
I’m an Indianapolis based self taught artist.
I create feminine forms that flow from my imagination to fit myself in many ways. To realize my dreams and thoughts onto paper. I find it meditative.
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