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Kristin Ingram, dynamic colorful figure painting

Kristin Ingram, dynamic colorful figure painting

I am a fine artist currently working in the Chicago area. After growing up in rural Illinois, I received my Bachelors of Fine Art from the American Academy of Art, Chicago. A lifelong pursuit of art, history, philosophy, and anthropology have influenced my artwork as I capture both the fleeting and the constant through use…

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Suzy Birstein, Figurative Ceramics Workshop in Greece

Suzy Birstein, Figurative Ceramics Workshop in Greece

MIA MUSE: Figurative Ceramics Workshop in Greece By Suzy Birstein Creating contemporary figurative sculptures amidst the vibrant ancient culture of Greece has become a dream come true, since I began offering ceramic workshops on the stunning island of Skopelos in 2009. This September, I am so excited to be offering my fourth, two-week ceramic workshop…

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Peter Broitman, lawyer turned artist

Peter Broitman, lawyer turned artist

Peter grew up in New York where he went to college and law school. After he received his law degree, Peter moved to Chicago and worked for 31 years as a lawyer prosecuting employers for labor law violations. Peter lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife Amy. Peter Broitman

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Sheri Bredeson, drawings & portraits in graphite

Sheri Bredeson, drawings & portraits in graphite

Graphite, charcoal on paper I have always marveled at the human form. As a child I was obsessed with ballet and all things Degas and Renoir, and my early paintings of dancers were heavily influenced by them. In these works I cared quite a bit more about the balance and grace of the body than…

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CL Martin, drawings & mixed media figurative sculpture

CL Martin, drawings & mixed media figurative sculpture

I draw male dancers and actors in graphite. I choose them because they represent preconceived roles yet are themselves at the same time. The play between the reality and projection of the person is as immediate as their profession, presence and aesthetic physical form allows. I want to provoke viewers into examining their own preconceived…

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Iris Nardini, figurative sculpture from Canada

Iris Nardini, figurative sculpture from Canada

Iris Nardini is a figurative sculptor based in Victoria, British Columbia. Iris works in clay, bronze and steel to explore the formal tensions of the human body. Interested in line, movement and corporeal tensions, Iris often situates her subjects within spaces and objects that are rife with symbolic meaning. As a figurative sculptor, Iris strives…

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