Encaustic Arts Magazine SPRING 2017 - Page 87

BIO Ahavani Mullen is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, constructing paintings, images and 2.5-dimensional work that have evolved from silence. Rooted in a contemplative journey that spans over two decades, her work navigates a space between the seen and the unseen, and serves as a record of the intangible. Ahavani is honored by having received awards from James Rondeau, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as grants from 3Arts, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her most recent solo exhibitions in Illinois include those at Olivet Nazarene University, South Suburban College and Morpho Gallery. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and is held in numerous private and corporate collections. She is represented by Circa Gallery in Minneapolis and Chicago Art Source Gallery. She balances her full time studio practice with teaching. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1996. Ahavani is currently based in Chicago. Email: Website: Facebook: Instagram: ahavani@gmail.com www.ahavani.com www.facebook.com/ahavani.mullen www.instagram.com/ahavanimullen/