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Hanging a series of my watercolor suns at a tea shop in upstate NY

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My Name is Isabella.

I make art.

I am originally from Buffalo, NY and have always been amazed at the history of the city. I loved growing up in a city filled with the culture and nuances that comes with so many eclectic and driven people. Buffalo has many gems; from the music scene and small studio galleries, to the park systems and rich architecture, and museums such as the Albright Knox- a museum founded in 1890 that houses a great number of modern and contemporary works from all over the world.

Apart from the museums and music, I grew up in an environment that was constantly infused with creativity and problem solving. My parents are designers in fields that incorporate both art and critical thinking and I had the opportunity to see the process of a great number of things, from products to buildings, come to life.  I am so inspired by the many creative and motivated people I have had the privilege to meet who are working and innovating in their fields.

 I thoroughly enjoy exploring and experimenting with different mediums, finding new styles and watching my own art evolve with the different transitions and changes in my life. Art has always been a part of my life and I love sharing it with other people.

I am always open to feedback and new ideas, if you have any questions or comments or things you just want to share, please feel free to let me know! Enjoy!

"Spread your Light"/Mission

Visual art has always been a creative outlet for me and a form of self-expression, self-exploration, and communication. In an effort to navigate life, neurological issues and mental health, various forms of visual and performing arts have comforted, inspired, and encouraged me where I've needed it most, providing space to heal and space to grow.

Growing up with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and OCD presented me with a particular set of challenges physically, mentally, and socially. There were periods of extreme overwhelm where the symptoms became too much and TS claimed certain aspects of normality, creating imbalances in many areas of my life. Dealing with these things influenced me to find alternative ways to navigate functionality and be proactive in maintaining mental health in the day to day. Or at least some form of balance amongst the factors at hand.

Painting and performance gave me tools to explore intimately both the challenges I faced and the things that brought me joy. The arts have continued to act as an outlet and a mirror, helping me to introspect, develop a better understanding of my personal values and desires, and methods by which to express them.

It is my goal to encourage creativity and critical thinking as a medium for social change, so that we can live more open-mindedly, more kindly, and more effectively as people together on this planet. Allowing us to better connect with others and ourselves, question aspects of our conditioning, heal traumas, and develop a stronger ability to empathize with people and situations outside of our personal experiences. Giving us tools to develop self esteem, overcome limitations, create dialogue and bridge gaps in communication so as to establish the foundation for a more empathetic world. 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibit
Jack Rabbit, Oct-Nov 2021
Buffalo, NY

Krampus Group Show 

Revolution Gallery, Dec 2020

Buffalo, NY


Nomel Arts "Together Apart" Group Show, May 2020
Digital Exhibition

Solo Exhibit

Café Aroma, Nov 2019 – July 2020
Buffalo, NY

 

Solo Exhibit

The Tailored Tea, 2017
Latham, NY

 

Fence Show Members Exhibition 

Center for the Arts, 2017

Troy, NY

 

Cover Art

Hobo Camp Review Issue 30, 2017
Online Publication

 

"Petite Show"

Emerge Gallery and Art Space, Nov 2016-Jan 2017 Saugerties, NY

 

2nd Annual “Show Your World”

Real Art Site, 2016
Digital Exhibition

 

Big Orbit Members Exhibition
Cepa Gallery, 2016

Buffalo, NY

 

Solo Exhibition "Distortion"

Alleyway Theater Gallery, 2015

Buffalo, NY

 

Original art and commissioned work can be found in private collections in the United States and Mexico.

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