About Nina Rozes

I earned my BFA with emphasis in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Since then, I taught visual art in Indianapolis Public Schools, and have been working in education administration. More recently, I have focused on figure drawing, painting, and mixed media. I work from a live model in nearly all of my drawings, and attempt to capture the feeling of either power or softness and vulnerability through body language, facial expression, and purposely elongating or shrinking proportions of the figure. I create unusual and bold color combinations in most of my drawings to add points of emphasis, or to add an element of character to the drawing. All drawings are 18"x24" and are made with either charcoal or chalk pastel.

I have also included a very different body of work I am also creating. They are a series of 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" paper sculptures. They are meant to resemble chairs transformed into various animals. They are all drawn, folded, cut, and assembled by hand. The inspiration for these came from an art project I taught a few years ago. I taught my students how to create a simple chair sculpture out of paper, and asked them to transform their chair into a sculpture that represents something about them. I was so blown away by the results that I decided to start making a series of my own! These were made in 2017 and 2018.