Contemporary Portraiture: Redefining the Figure

Contemporary Portraiture: Redefining the Figure

Ongoing Opportunity

“Contemporary portraiture: Redefining the Figure” is an exhibit centered around the human form. Portraiture has traditionally been utilized as a medium to capture and replicate the likeness or expression of a person, yet this age old art form has evolved tremendously since its origins – from DaVinci’s anatomical drawings to visually striking portraits by contemporary painter Amy Sherald. In this online exhibit, Visionary Art Collective will be showcasing a wide range of work, including representational and abstract interpretations, as well as work by artists who seek to redefine or challenge the genre of portraiture.

They encourage artists who work in diverse mediums and styles to apply. Learn more here.

Visionary Art Collective accepts the following mediums: Painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, photography

Their guest curator is Erika b Hess, painter, curator, and host of the I Like Your Work podcast. Erika has exhibited across the United States and gained national recognition for her work as a painter and curator.

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography.  Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection.  Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply troubled by the social problems affecting women of the border towns. An example of Trillo’s work is a photo documentary exposé of low-cost sex workers in Mexico. The series includes a collection of photos taken in the brothels there, deglamorizing prostitution and showing the dehumanizing conditions of their work. Trillo’s photographs have been featured in several major press outlets -  and was recently selected Best Series in the Black and White International Awards.  She studied in Italy and Philadelphia, and her work has been shown in solo, and group exhibitions. Trillo lectures at conferences and universities, regarding women’s issues and human trafficking.  She is currently working on a series that tackles the issues surrounding immigration and the Honduran Caravan.
Ada Trillo
Ada Trillo

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico,…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply…

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images.
Susan Breitsch
Susan Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Lori Evensen
Lori Evensen
Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful horizons that I have encountered throughout my life.
Rebecca McGuire Jacob
Rebecca McGuire Jacob

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful…

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful horizons that I have encountered throughout my life.…

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful horizons that I have encountered throughout my life.…

Linnie stumbled upon mixed media 8 years ago at local art workshop. Mainly self-taught, she considers herself a "naïve" or "outsider" artist.
Linnie Greenberg
Linnie Greenberg

Linnie stumbled upon mixed media 8 years ago at local art workshop. Mainly self-taught, she considers herself a "naïve" or…

Linnie stumbled upon mixed media 8 years ago at local art workshop. Mainly self-taught, she considers herself a "naïve" or "outsider" artist.…

Linnie stumbled upon mixed media 8 years ago at local art workshop. Mainly self-taught, she considers herself a "naïve" or "outsider" artist.…

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