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Asia Saunders

Nominated by Chicago State University 

I have always believed my art to be a reflection of how I see things. As far back as I can remember, I was intrigued by color, shape, and figuring out how things worked by taking things apart and putting them back together. I’d look up at a simple cloud and see a face, figure, or some organic shape that captivated me in the moment. Although, my work is largely client based, my desire to put things together is ever present within that work. I use lines, shape, and color to create movement that will communicate the ideals of the client and capture their audience. This makes the developmental process so important, fun, and frustrating all at the same time. It is the evolution of the work from its menial beginning stages to its powerful superior stage that allow me that surge of excitement that allows me to create something beautiful through my passion. I am influenced by the world around me; how things move and are put together…or at least how I see them. My development as an artist continues to be an adventure filled with growth, life lessons and an exploration into artistic elements as well as myself.

Image: Father & Son, 2016

Resident year: 
2016
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident