Colleen Deignan is an illustrator and sculptor studying at Herron School of Art for her B.F.A, majoring in Drawing and Illustration with a minor in Art History. Deignan’s work focuses on narrative illustration using paint and sculpture to bring characters to life. Through Herron she has been commissioned for the Retiree Project which involved creating artwork for the over seventy retirees that year. She was also shown in the 2016 and 2018 Herron Undergraduate show and Inspiring
Currently, Deignan is using sculpted figures to create photographed illustrations that were inspired by the work of Chris Sickels. By using polymer clay, wire, foam, and carefully hand-stitched, miniature clothes, Deignan is able to bring her whimsical characters to life. This body of work has provided a unique challenge for Deignan to use a multitude of skills such as painting, sculpting, and sewing to create one harmonious illustration.
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Graduated from Herron School of Art 2019 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration, and a minor in Art History
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