Eva Evangelista

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Eva Evangelista

United States

Eva is primarily a figurative artist whose work features realistic subjects in somewhat magical moments.

She was born in Poland and moved to the United States at the age of thirteen. Assimilating to a life in a new country as a teenager was challenging, but creating art was something that helped to make the process easier. The recognition her art received during high school, contributed to forming her identity as an artist and set the direction for further pursuit. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Art and a Master's degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University. At the school she learned the basics of a wide variety of art media, which is evident in the work that followed.

Instead of teaching art she decided to try other art related professions, spending 6 years at a commercial art studio, followed by 9 years working as a tattoo artist. Through the many media she has tried, portraiture has been a consistent focus.

Today she continues to work on portrait commissions and other figurative work primarily in oil. She works from a home studio located in the Chicago suburbs.

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