Beau Les Filles (Be-You-tifully Independent)
Photographer Ingrid Joy travels to Tokyo with VeryTotemo!, celebrating the subculture of people being beautifully independent and fashion illustrator, Artemis Nolasco, will have works on display.
On Exhibit: July 2 – July 30, 2010
Opening Reception: First Friday Downtown Fullerton Art Walk, July 2, 6-10p.
LIVE: June22 on the ones and twos.
LOVE: This event will support Abeni, a group of women who are dedicated to loving those working within the adult entertainment industry.
Mid-Month Reception: Launch Party for VeryTotemo! Saturday, July 24, 7-11p.
Food Truck: Takoyakitanota – first appearance in North Orange County and serving up Osaka style takoyaki!
Photographer Ingrid Joy travels to Tokyo with VeryTotemo!, capturing gothic lolita, decora, and cosplay. Celebrating the subculture of people being beautifully independent.
Ingrid Liang is a local photographer and artist with an unique eye for beauty in human expression. She was born in Taiwan where she first studied painting and drawing. At the age of 13, she immigrated to the United States and continued her fine art education. It was not until college that she discovered her love for photography.
After having worked with several high profile and nationally known wedding and commercial photographers, she started Ingrid Joy Studio in 2007 to capture one of the most treasured occasions in a couple’s life: their wedding day. Her wedding images exude joy, intimacy, and connection between the couple. The emotional depth found in her images is so magnetic that it draws you in to share the moment. The combination of her fine art background and affinity to sensuality is expressed in her work, giving it an unique style that is edgy, romantic, and sensual.
Ingrid recently photographed NBA player Ron Artest’s Haiti fund raising concert in Los Angeles. She has also been involved with the Solidarity and JOYA Scholars community projects in Fullerton for which she took images of children of the Gem District.
Ingrid has been around the world to photograph people and culture. Seeking to celebrate the subculture of people being beautifully independent, she traveled to Tokyo with VeryTotemo! to capture gothic lolita, decora, and cosplay.
Southern California based, Long Island, New York transplant, Artemis Nolasco, keeps her fashion design schooling, illustration background, and love of style, deeply engrained in her sketches and paintings. Artemis has cited daily observation of unique personal styles as her influence, and aspires to depict beautiful and powerful women, each with their own, original sense of panache.
Using a mix of watercolor, acrylic and ink on wood, Artemis paints vibrantly colored backdrops for her lovely muses. Sometimes a sister or a close friend, often times a photo of a stranger. All the women in Artemis’ paintings posses an organic and raw beauty along with indigenous qualities found in women throughout the world over; from New York to Nepal, Paris to Puerto Rico, and Venice Beach to Tokyo. Artemis paints and, at the same time, styles each model in her own originally designed outfits and accessories.
Artemis, currently balances her time between live paintings at music events, a growing number of gallery showings, and her full time position, as a graphic artist with Billabong, specializing in apparel graphics. She lives and breathes art on a daily basis, working to perfect her craft and continuing to grow as an artist and an individual.
Recent work has been shown at Gallery 97 in Encinitas, CA, The Art Factory in Las Vegas, NV, Design for Humanity at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Paired with live paintings done at Los Angeles venues; Little Temple, Grand Star Jazz Cafe and El Cid.
Artemis is a graduate with a BFA from Parsons school of Design in New York, New York.