A. Ariosa-Benston

I love art--the ability to express oneself without necessarily using words is something worth being explored. I am constantly growing and learning about what it is to be an artist. My only hope is to connect with other people and express myself in the manner I most enjoy--visual art.

I take inspiration from not only personal experiences, but also fashion, music, and pop culture. I love watching the way that these inspirations often mutate into oddities on canvas. I work in different medias; painting only being one. I also enjoy making jewelry, accessories, altering vintage fashion, and hopefully one day making my own clothes. I constantly look forward to the next inspiration. It has become my challenge in life. Art has brought purpose to my life and balance in my soul.

All constructive criticism is welcome. There is always room to grow.

About Me

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I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. Educated at Emory University and currently at Pratt Institute.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Lines Study 36i" x24in"

Oil Still Life: 24"x30"

Line Study Mountains: 30"x35"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

new stuff

nib work india in on parchment

parchment india ink paper acrylic mixed media on UO Bag

close up of pear : chalk on ink wash on watercolor paper

chalk on water color paper ink wash