R. Louis Mulvihill, Chicago Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement Artistic statement: I love bringing into reality the copious images from my mind before they drive me mad.
Artist’s thoughts: I have had the privilege to participate in two art shows within the city of Chicago, totaling six art exhibits in all. Artistically I have been producing sketches and doodles ever since I was a child, but it was not until I held a brush that I fully appreciated the possibilities of art. Since then I have produced a significant body of work, which ranges from the abstract to the representational. My style can take a strong handedness bursting with a multitude of colors, or it can be soft and subtle represented by a few delicate, thin, lines or strokes. My work has been appreciated and purchased by small business owners to private collectors, and though I am still a student of art, I want to continue expressing my passion through these mediums.
Education: B.A. Classics, Classical Civilization and Mediterranean Studies; Art History minor. University of Illinois at Chicago, IL. May 2011: • Analytical analyses of the literature, politics, Law, art, and cultural constructs of ancient civilizations. • The study of artistic styles and movements ranging from the Paleolithic to Contemporary Art. • The experience and training to cognitively recognize and understand processes and materials that define creative works of art with superb comprehension. • Three years of painting and drawing, two years of visual design, and one year of computer graphics educational training. • A current member of the Eta Rho Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi: an international classics academic society that supports the arts and humanities.
Exhibitions: • Java House- (2002)-solo exhibit • Dunedin Ale House- (premier October 2002)-solo exhibit, sold three pieces. Two oil/acrylic paintings and one pastel/charcoal. • Dunedin Fine Arts Center-(July 2003) group showing. • Chicago Art Gallery-(2004)- group show case, sold one oil/acrylic painting • Colombia College: Winter Burning Show Case-(December 2006) a live art venue. Sold two pieces, one oil/acrylic painting and one pastel/ charcoal. • A collaborate showcase hosted by Artistic-Jeanius Gallery of Chicago. Sold an oil and acrylic skyline of Chicago • Privately commissioned though out 2005-2008 by the office’s two physicians and a tax lawyer for four oil/acrylic pieces.