Today, we begin our Artist Spotlight series! Check back each day to read about another artist who will be showing their work at Art on Ashland, November 7th. Today's artist, Abbey Denlinger, will be featured at Urban Escape Healing.
Abbey Denlinger (Abbey Aura) has been exploring her creative passions since she picked up a crayon. She began studying art in 2004 and began her formal art education at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Since then she has studied multiple art forms and she graduated with her degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2012. After graduation, Denlinger pursued her calling to be a multi-disciplinary artist, and formally trained in the fields of graphic design and illustration at the College of DuPage.
Denlinger currently works as a full-time freelance graphic designer and painter, and simultaneously pursues her independent and collaborative creative passions. Abbey owns and operates her own business, where she produces custom hand-painted and screen-printed clothing and accessories. She also works with multiple graphic design clients and creates digital album artworks and materials for music artists including Manic Focus and Future Rock and The Floozies. As an independent artist, Abbey produces live-paintings for musical artists and events across the country and has been involved in the design and implementation of several art installations.
Denlinger also has extensive experience in theatrical stage and set design. She has worked on set construction and prop design for over 30 theatrical productions and has designed and painted large-scale theatrical sets and backdrop murals. Denlinger’s creative vision work takes the form of multiple mediums and utilizes an alchemical process of weaving together ethereal and worldly subject matter. Denlinger utilizes a combination of her unique technical background and her artistic passion to focus on a creative process that produces visionary work with positive and transformative intentions.
You may check out Abbey's website here.