Larissa Barnat graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Master of Fine Arts in 2021. During Larissa's undergraduate studies, completed in 2018, she double-majored in Graphic Design and Painting at Lewis University. In her paintings, Larissa often creates arrangements that show an interest in relationships between elements from the external reality in order to create a seductive and unusual space.
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The Nation's oldest, continually programming art society is well into its second century of exhibiting art. Chicago Society of Artists member exhibitions are sought by galleries due to the artists' ability to interpret the real and imaginary world via artistic versatility and eclectic styles across a variety of art mediums.
Mark Swain is an Illinois artist. After graduating from Lewis University in 1993, with a BA in Art, he went on to complete his MFA in Painting at Northern Illinois University. Mark's work is representational in nature, portraying the play of light on a variety of surfaces. Mark has been at Lewis for 23 years, where he teaches primarily painting and drawing.