Ophelia M. Chambliss
Artist, Lecturer, Designer and Muralist
"I do one thing, in many spaces"
I have been successfully working as a fine artist, for several years. In addition to a number of solo and group exhibitions, I have participated in several distinguished juried shows, and have successfully completed a number of large scale and permanent art installations.
I call my signature painting style realistic cubism and paints a variety of subject matters. My medium is primarily in Acrylic, and Oil, and my color palette is generally colorful and energetic, but each piece fits a theme or the subject matter.
As part of my life process, I have acquired her Bachelors in Communication from PSU and combines my visual communication with verbal and written communication to tell the story behind my work, in lectures and presentations that build art appreciation and cultural understanding. My undergrad concentration was on visual rhetoric, the symbol, and message behind the image as it is used to communicate and persuade. I also have a Masters Degree in Communications from PSU Capital campus, with a concentration in critical discourse analysis, media discourse and the representation of the visual image.
As an artist, several of my pieces are dualistic in nature, meaning there is more than one way to display and view the painting to get a different image or point of view. I use my art as a teaching tool, and a means of creative dialogue within, and about the underserved and disenfranchised communities.
Most of my recent work has been in the realm of public art and murals, in which the community has an opportunity to have a hand in the process, and take ownership in representing themselves in their own spaces. I am particularly proud of the building relationships through art, this because of the community contribution, collaboration, and the challenge of scale.
Because I come from a professional background, I also teach, tutor, and mentor, a lot of other artists to be smarter about their business practices and the industry they work in.
"I am very proud to be a professional artist who works with passion and purpose to their work. " —Ophelia M. Chambliss