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Local Artist Spotlight

Some have called Columbus the Indie Art Capital of the World. Whether or not you agree with that tagline, you have to admit that we are a city home to an amazing array of artists and creatives. Our monthly “Local Artist Spotlight” highlights some of our most talented and interesting artists.

Local Artist Spotlight: Julie Paulino

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Julie Paulino

Interior designer and blogger Julie Paulino has a home that could make for a real-life Pinterest board. Dominican Republic-born and New York City raised, Paulino’s life and career have taken her across the world, and in early 2018, she settled into a quiet Dublin neighborhood with her husband and 9-year-old son. Paulino first moved to NYC […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Illustrator and designer Christian Cimoroni is keen on representation. He himself represents a host of identities as an LGBTQ artist and Columbus College of Art and Design alum, while his work sets out to give everyone a voice, or rather, an image. Cimoroni’s day job is at PrintSyndicate, a local t-shirt company where he designs trendy items […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Hakim Callwood

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Hakim Callwood

Hakim Callwood is a visual artist whose work is imaginative and non-conformative. His work with varying mediums like acrylic paintings and graphics is inspired by everything from stand-up comedy to anime. He often does Afrofuturistic portraits and sci-fi imaginings of black men and women. And though media representation is an issue, he says his work isn’t purposefully […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Christopher Focuses on Community and Culture

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Christopher Focuses on Community and Culture

With the celebrations of Halloween and Día de los Muertos approaching, there is no better local artist to chat with than Tiffany Christopher of Memoire Arts. Christopher has a show of new work, Cuentos (Stories), tonight (October 13) at 400 West Rich in  the Northern Gallery. Viewing is from 6-10 p.m., or by private appointment […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Bicycles are a way of transportation for some, and for Brandon Kaes, they are also inspiration for his art. “All of my art revolves around bikes,” he says. “With my photography, I love doing minimalism and just keeping my style bold and simple. I’ve pretty much dedicated all of my photography to my bike. Last […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Joey Monsoon

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Joey Monsoon

Joey Monsoon should be a name familiar to regular readers of Columbus Underground. He was voted as the best artist in Columbus by our readers from 2008 to 2010, and we’ve interviewed him before to discuss some of his gallery exhibitions around Columbus. This weekend he returns to the Lindsay gallery for a solo show, […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Yao Cheng

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Yao Cheng

Yao Cheng has been drawing and painting since she can remember. “My mom took me to my first art class when I was very young, so I was exposed to being creative early on,” says Cheng. “I really enjoyed drawing. It just felt natural for me to pick up a pencil and start creating art! […]

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