Paula Haniszewski: Smile Like You Mean It

 

Paula Haniszewski's "Trap Queen," oil on board

Paula Haniszewski’s “Trap Queen,” oil on board

Paula Haniszewski received her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Since 2011, she has been an assistant professor of art at Southwestern Illinois College, and has been the art department chair since 2014.

She has exhibited professionally throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Her current body of work is playful, satirical, and imaginative, and is a salute to the American psyche from her own perspective.

Paula Haniszewski's "Punk Ass for President," oil on board

Paula Haniszewski’s “Punk Ass for President,” oil on board

Artist Statement:
My recent work involves drawing, collage, sculpture, and painting inspired by American artists Grant Wood, Mike Kelley, Walt Kuhn, John Singer Sargent, Wayne White, and Walt Disney. 

Playful, satirical, and imaginative, these new works are a salute to the American psyche from my own milieu. The neurosis surrounding success and failure, right and wrong, and the past and present are themes that inspire me. 

Paula Haniszewski's "Press One," oil, plaster, & wood

Paula Haniszewski’s “Press One,” oil, plaster, & wood

Paula’s exhibition runs through February 25th. For more information, visit swic.edu/TheSchmidt or the artist’s website paulamcateer.com.

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