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Amanda Kisielewski

Growth by Amanda Kisielewski

June 10 – July 22, 2022

Growth will be on display at the gallery's SEEN Studios (Studio #21 inside the Chromedge building at 289 W. Walnut Street, Columbus, OH, 43215). Attend an in-person opening reception on Friday, June 10, 6 – 10 p.m. during Franklinton Friday! 

Artist Statement

If my depression had a color, it would be Prussian blue.

I have lived with depression and anxiety since childhood and have been an artist just as long. I attended college at CCAD to hone my artistic skills, but my mental health deteriorated so much that I had to leave school. Translating my feelings into artwork – into different hues and forms – is what continues to help me grow and heal.

I primarily paint women. Many of them symbolize my own sense of self: they are nude, illustrating vulnerability; they are emaciated and frail, reflecting the physical toll mental illness can take; they are often cut off, suggesting fixation on areas of bodily insecurity. The women also tend to have abundant hair. These different strands are sometimes tangled and suffocating; other times, they flow freely, weaving together emotions, experience, and growth.

I also paint women doing yoga poses. Not only do these works reflect acceptance of the body and mind, but they celebrate bravery to begin a process of healthy change despite fear, insecurity, and judgment.

In my journey of recovery, my paintings are like diary pages. They document highs and lows, frustration and relief. However, I also intend for them to be a lifeline, a way to connect with others – because nobody should have to deal with anxiety or depression alone.

Select Artworks

Please contact Fresh A.I.R. Gallery if interested in purchasing any of the pieces below. Artists receive 100% of the proceeds from sales of their work.

WrappedEmotions

Wrapped in My Emotions
30 x 14"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$350

AIREVITAL_V1

Everything is Connected
18 x 24"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
SOLD

20211130_170940

Growth
12 x 24"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
SOLD

RadicalAcceptance

Radical Acceptance
16 x 20"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$250

GracefulTransitions

Graceful Transitions
24 x 36"
Acrylic and imported papers on canvas
$400

Grief

Grief
8 x 8"
Acrylic on canvas
$75

Sunflowers

Sunflowers
9 x 12"
Watercolor and Momi paper
SOLD

FarTogether

Far, Together
10 x 20"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$80

20220526_130936

The Star
8 x 8"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$125

20220526_130921

The Moon
8 x 8"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$125

SelfTalk

Self Talk
8 x 10"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
SOLD

HotShower

Hot Shower
8 x 10"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
SOLD

AboveTheOcean

Above the Ocean
12 x 16"
Acrylic and Lokta paper on canvas
$200

Undone

Undone
12 x 16"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$150

Beckon

Beckon
8 x 16"
Acrylic and Lokta paper on canvas
$150

PsychologicalDistress

Psychological Distress
16 x 16"
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Searching

Searching
8 x 8"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
SOLD

Navigation

Navigation
10 x 20"
Acrylic and Momi paper on canvas
$150

03AmandaKisielewski

Sunflowers and Assholes
11 x 14"
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

20220111_110328

Twist
11 x 14"
Acrylic on canvas
$150

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