The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Brooke RipleyFine Artist Ohio University
Brooke Ripley is a fine artist from rural Ohio whose textural, multimedia work depicts the discrepancies inherent in memory. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in 2021 with a major in Fine Arts, a minor in Art History, a minor in Social Practice, and a concentration in Painting. Her art has been featured in the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Botticelli Magazine, MVMNT magazine, and the Van Wert Time’s Bulletin. She has exhibited her work in the Ohio Art League’s Spring and Fall Juried Exhibitions, the Wild Goose Collective, the Ohio State Fair, and the Atlanta Artist’s Gallery. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at Ohio University and is working as a TA.
I am an artist who exaggerates the distortions of memory—the discrepancies regarding the original instance and how these discrepancies may impact our perception. My process of creating art mirrors the alteration of memory through remembrance. As I work, whether it be in ceramics, wax, painting, or fiber, I meticulously layer fragments of imagery on top of one another, so that each layer acts as an instance of remembrance. Often, this layering manifests first as a representational scene from memory, which then is obscured with subsequent layers which include textural forms, color fields, mixed media, or a film of wax. Each layer is representative of a different emotional experience or perspective of the same, initial memory. Thus, each layer is as true to the memory as the first, clarified layer.