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 kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140.

Grace Summanen

Website: https://www.gracesummanen.com

Bio

Euclid, OH

Artist Statement

Everyone is made up of pieces and parts; psychologically from experiences or people we know, biologically from cells and atoms, as well as historically how we fit into a culture or society. Our personal history makes us who we are and allows for connection. I am interested in what connects us yet lets us be different. As an artist I explore my world by using materials from my life transformed through paint. My work blurs the lines between high and low art by using everyday objects and materials.