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Ali Urasky

Freelance Illustrator & Portrait Artist

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Website: http://www.aliuraskyart.com
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ALI URASKY
5S630 Ridgeview Ln. Naperville, IL. 60540
(630) 885-6069
ali.urasky@gmail.com
www.aliuraskyart.com

OBJECTIVE
Freelance work in various forms of illustration, fine art, and installation

ARTIST STATEMENT
I do not believe in a gap between art and life, thus ardent art-making is as daily a thought or occurrence as making the bed, microwave usage, or misplacing a sock. Grim narratives, love and all its follies, and exploration of the artist as creator, replicator, transformer, and clever manipulator back the production of such installations. Less isn’t more, it’s less; no news is no news, and everything except theory is 3D, therefore I intend to present life as it exists in real-life.

PROFICIENCIES
Oil painting (portrait, still life), Watercolor (persons, products, medical), Drawing—ink, graphite, conte, Sculpture-mold making, plaster, non traditional materials, sewing, installation. Trained in power tools and gallery installation.

EDUCATION
Lisle Senior High School
2003-2007, Lisle, IL.
4.264 GPA.
Print-Making Workshop, Coal City IL, 2007
Glass firing workshop (led) Lisle, IL, 2007

American Academy of Art
Jan. 2008-April 2009. Chicago, IL.

North Central College
Sept 2009-August 2011 Naperville, IL.
3.606 GPA.
BA Studio art, psychology.

HONORS AND AWARDS
All-Conference Artist Interstate-8 2007. Lisle Senior High School
Valedictorian, Lisle Senior High School
President’s List for Highest Academic Honors (Winter ’08-Spring ‘09).
Received Albert Wagner Award, Spring ’09. American Academy of Art
Dean’s list Winter ’10-Spring ’11. North Central College

EXHIBITIONS
Interstate 8 Art Competition Feb 2007
“The Bombing of Dresden” Ongoing performance, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4iEkC_CKVE. Film credit: Sarah Wright, 2008
“Treasured Undesirables” 2-person juried exhibition with Marcy Thomas February 2011
“Solving” Juried group exhibition March 2011.
“Senior Show” Juried group exhibition May 2011

COMISSIONS
Storyboards for advertising work- 2009-Present. Jessica Kocemba, jescawolfcreatives.com.

COLLECTIONS
Collaborative mural. Yerbabuena, restaurant. Lisle IL. 2007.
3 permanent fixtures, Modern art mural (collaborative), Latino artists (2 parts in collaborative) Lisle, IL.
Abstract 1, Abstract 2, private collection, Naperville, IL
Pink Lady, private collection, Naperville IL.
Kick me Please, How Breakups really are, Elephant and horse crying in a rainstorm, private collection, Surrey, England.
Sunflower, private collection Glasgow, Scotland
Skeleton, private collection Naperville IL
Fried eggs or Lust for breakfast, private collection Naperville IL.

PUBLICATIONS
“Be Kind, Michel Gondry and Indie Combine” Abstraction literary magazine for American Academy of Art, 2008
http://hereliesali.blogspot.com/

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Art students create mural for Mexican restaurant”.(Neighbor)(Lisle) Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) March 5, 2007
Press release for “Treasured Undesirables” Naperville Sun Feb 8, 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Art club member ’05-’07 (President ’07)
National Art Honors Society member ’06-’07
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