Not to boast, but we have a pretty stellar art collection.
JK, we feel pretty good boasting about it. Our permanent collection has over 1,500 pieces of two-dimensional artwork from over 50 artists! The work covers a whole range of styles, mediums, and diverse subject matter. We love each and every one of the artists in our collection, and appreciate any opportunity to talk about how cool they are.
At IPaintMyMind, we think that it’s super important to uplift and support working artists. For us, this means first and foremost, paying them. Upfront. It’s simple, but as artists will tell you, not everyone gets it. Art is work, and artists should get paid!
We also want to bring their creative vision and work to everyone in our orbit. In this article, we highlight 14 incredibly cool women and nonbinary artists in our collection. We hope that you’ll check out their websites, and maybe even purchase some prints!
And, if you’re an artist who is interested in having your work featured in our permanent collection, think about submitting your work! We are prioritizing the work of women and nonbinary artists.
Michelle Chandra is a wonderful artist from the San Francisco Bay area who runs her own design company called Dirt Alley Design. She is seriously multitalented, and uses her knowledge about computer programming and cartography to influence her unique style. She uses coding to program a pen plotter and create insanely intricate and complex designs reminiscent of spirographs. Michelle is obsessed with symmetry, and its place in the natural world. You can see different types of symmetry throughout her work. Her drawings invoke the universal joy of pattern recognition and mimic shapes from the organic world.
Lisa Congdon is an artist, illustrator, and author who works in Portland. She is well-known for her super colorful graphic drawings and hand lettering, as well as her inspiring and fun books full of art. Her art career is especially unique, because it started when she was in her 30s! She fell in love with art and slowly undertook the tough climb to starting your own business. Today, she’s very successful and has worked for huge clients like REI, Airbnb, and MoMA. She’s also published several books full of inspirational career advice and words on self-confidence.
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Bria Corranda is a Chicago-based artist who works in digital media to create breathtakingly expressive images of Black history and resilience. Although her work has all of the stylistic qualities of pencil, charcoal, and oil painting, all of her pieces are done digitally! She is inspired by Black culture, whether it be through music, style, or other avenues. Bria also draws strength from her mother, who is an artist as well. She has also been impacted heavily by the events of the summer, and the ongoing struggle against systemic racism.
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt is a L.A.-based visual artist, who also has roots in Chicago! She creates screen prints from her photography which she digitally and manually manipulates to create abstract, organic, and fragmented images. She is very influenced by her Cuban-American identity, both in her larger creative life, and her visual practice. Besides being one of our incredible partner women and nonbinary artists, Veronica is the Design Director at Bitch Magazine, which is an incredible feminist cultural publication.
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Molly Costello is a queer Chicago artist working in several different mediums, including cut paper, murals, ceramics, painting, and drawing. Molly’s art is highly influenced by mysticism, the natural world, and her vision for a collective future. She often incorporates images of communities working together, working the land, and growing. Molly is a gardner as well as a beekeeper, facets of her life which also often pop up in her work. She uses bright, vibrant colors, and organic forms to create her stylized and friendly figures and scenes.
Mary Fedorowski is a Chicago artist who specializes in minimalist paintings. Although her style is formal, geometric, and abstracted, she still conveys an incredibly successful sense of atmosphere and place. Her work, done in a palette of bright neons and pastels, creates a sense of sunlight at different times throughout the day. Her precise and perfect lines are satisfying and alluring, and you can’t help but wish that you could enter the peaceful world that Mary’s art hints at.
Molly Goldfarb is an New York City based artist working primarily in acrylic and digital painting. She founded her own art and design firm, called Create Dangerously in 2014, where she sells her work. She has a self-described “pop-meets-punk” style and creates exuberantly fun colorful scenes of fantastic worlds, as well as treating more mundane, everyday scenes with the same flair. Molly experiments with organically shaped canvases for a very unique effect in some of her paintings. She is inspired by the sights, sounds, and experiences of NYC, as well as by the many places that she travels to.
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