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.

Previous Painting

The following paintings are works done in the previous years. Most of which are inspired by my multi-cultural background and life itself. 

The One That Got Away a.k.a. The Shark and The Fish (multi sized stretch canvas panels, acrylic, clay, stretch canvas)

The Forgotten (24x18 acrylic on stretch canvas)

User Friendly (24x18 acrylic on paper)

The Last Tree (24x12 Acrylic on stretch canvas)

  Apocalypse (24x18 acrylic on paper) 
 Helmet Head (48x36 acrylic on stretch canvas) The Drunk (36x18 Acrylic on stretch canvas)

The Human Form (36x24 acrylic on stretch canvas)
Tempest (48x72 acrylic on stretch canvas)

The Rooster (8x10 ink on paper)The Diet (36x24 acrylic on stretch canvas)

The Angel (36x24 acrylic on stretch canvas)
 George and The Dragon (15x6 acrylic on recycled paper fixed onto foam core)

 The Woman (8.5x11, pencil on paper)

Underwater Dweller (18x24 acrylic, recycled tennis strings, on stretch canvas)