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ALUMNI PROFILE/ Dian Paramita celebrates ephemerality of daily life

Where most people see a dead fish, or, a neatly sliced pineapple, Dian Paramita sees beauty. Fleeting beauty.“My artwork centers on celebrating the ephemerality of everyday life,” says the Indonesia native and former marketing professional.

An artist in Alaska: Inspired by the land and the people

For a second year, Studio Incamminati Instructor Natalie Italiano has taught an In Your Town workshop in Haines, Alaska. In this essay, she shares her impressions of the experience.

Dan Thompson appointed Dean of Faculty and Students

Dan Thompson, an artist and teacher whose decades-long career ranges from exhibitions worldwide to faculty positions at Parsons the New School for Design and the Art Students League of New York, has been appointed Dean of Faculty and Students at Studio Incamminati, School of Contemporary Realist Art. In the newly created position, Thompson assumes the duties of Artistic Director, previously held by the school’s co-founder Leona Shanks, who is stepping down to devote more time to her painting.

Studio Incamminati Artists and alumni in the community

The work of Studio Incamminati artists goes well beyond the studio walls with community outreach that takes many forms.

The Artist and the Princess

 The 50 portrait sittings Princess Diana shared with Studio Incamminati founder Nelson Shanks produced more than the beautiful painting that hangs in Althorp, her family’s ancestral home. Those weeks together in a borrowed London studio forged a special friendship between the princess and the artist.

ALUMNI PROFILE/ Shira Friedman finds beauty in everyday things

Shira Friedman already had earned her BFA from Syracuse University and pursued studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. But, it was at a Studio Incmminati form painting workshop when her true direction as an artist beckoned.

Studio Incamminati artists bring school’s message to India

While India is not renowned for a widespread realist art scene, alumni Joe Dolderer says he felt right at home during his master class/live-model painting demonstration in Bangalore.His friend, and current Studio Incamminati student Jay Varma, made sure of that.  

2017 Senior Show

The senior class members of Studio Incamminati exhibited their work and celebrated their graduation.

Jason Patrick Jenkins and Michela Mansuino: Creating Art, Changing Lives
Studio Incamminati artists are not only creating meaningful art but using it to change lives.
For proof, look no further than fourth-year students Jason Patrick Jenkins and Michela Mansuino.
ALUMNI PROFILE/ Jennifer Hagen Bowen keeps on pushing

For Jennifer Hagen Bowen, an art career is more than just “pushing paint” it's about pushing through.