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
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: 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.
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
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.
Visual Arts: Film, Photography
I make work based in race, identity, and the nature of narrative.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Works on paper
Anna Marisa Martinez graduated with a BFA in painting from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2013. She currently works as a Visual Merchandiser, set stylist, and fashion display designer. Additionally, she maintains a studio practice at the Circle City Industrial Complex.
In her work, the process of deconstructing an image and taking it out of its original context, makes the new image something that the viewer can critique. She does not believe that an image is a perfect reflection of reality.
Anna primarily works in collage. Her work has been exhibited nationally and in print.
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.
Donald E. McCloud Jr.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography
I have always had a high level of appreciation for the arts and have been involved with photography from age 9. After retirement I decided to pursue photography on a grander scale and switched completely to digital media about 6 years ago. I enjoy using the camera, computer, various software, and oil based pigment ink printers to create my artwork.
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.”
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography; Wood
Michael L. McKinley was born in Noblesville, Indiana US. Mike started selling his artwork 2013 under the business name of MLM Artworks. MLM Artworks features Mike’s paintings, digital abstract art and scenic photographs which feature landscapes, colorful flowers, unique buildings, interesting people and animals. His eye for color, unique settings and interesting spaces is evident throughout his entire body of work. Mike is an award-winning Artist and Photographer; however, he would rather let his work to speak for itself. You can find Mike & his artwork at local art galleries, on merchants’ walls, art shows & fairs throughout the area … that is while he’s not traveling “on location” across the US and abroad capturing beautiful new images for MLM Artworks.
Mike currently lives in Irvington, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media
“I use various designs, from geographic landscapes, islands, beaches or etc. I also like to do sci-fi designs, aliens here and there, or various fractals or abstract art involving metal. 3-D or digital designs are my favorite hobbies.” Junior Mclean
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!
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: Graphic Arts, Photography
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: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
My numerous years of graphic design experience transforms my paintings into a combination of Pop Art and Modern styles.
I work with large-scale canvas to create a strong impact of color and style.
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: 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.
Mary Margaret Moffett
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, New Media/Technology
merimeaux: Artist. Foodie. Otaku.I’m an artist (also known as merimeaux) who calls Indianapolis home, but I left my heart in Tokyo. It was last seen roaming the side streets of Akihabara, begging for kitsune soba and shimapan. I design what I love: pop culture parodies.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Film, Video
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, where I majored in graphic design, photography and filmmaking. I have taken those artistic skills and turned them into my life’s work by continually advancing my knowledge of the technology required to produce digital media. I have always been an advocate for and a participant in the arts. The arts have provided me with personal motivation and have influenced how I make my living. For over 20 years I have produced all sorts of projects such as fund-raising music videos, industrial films, independent documentaries, commercials, educational websites, exhibits and interactive kiosks. I also have experience in event production, advertising and Internet marketing.
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.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
My work makes the viewer think. It is mostly done in a photo-realistic style using graphite and conte. I want my work to ultimately change the way modern art is viewed among society.
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
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!
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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